#68 - Holiday Greeting/New Beginnings/Holiday Blog

As this will be the final edition of my Opening Day blog for 2013, I first wanted to take the opportunity to wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday season. I hope you will be doing something relaxing and enjoyable, whether it be at home or travelling. You hear from me enough, so I am dispensing with my usual annual holiday card.
Before I get to the blog, however, I have some other news to relay. After 20 + years at my firm, I (along with my legal team) will be joining a new organization for the 2014 season and beyond. As of January 6, 2014, we will be members of Raines Feldman located at 9720 Wilshire Boulevard, Fifth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Tel. No. 310-440-4100; Email address rdecker@raineslaw.com. Feel free to email me if you want in the interim either at my current email address or at r7decker@me.com. I will be taking a short hiatus from the blog until I get settled in, but expect to have the blog up and running again by February 1 at the latest (so if you are a fan don’t worry). My colleagues and I are very excited about our new beginning.

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#67 - (Al Leiter)

This week there is no legal section of the blog.
Now for the Opening Day memory:
Although left handed starting pitcher Al Leiter began and ended his career with the New York Yankees in 1987 and 2005, respectively, his real major league accomplishments occurred in between. His career didn’t really take off until 1993 with the Toronto Blue Jays because of blisters and other injuries, but that year he appeared in 5 post season games and earned a win in Game 1 of the World Series in which the Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies for their and his second consecutive World Championship. After two more solid seasons in Toronto, Al left for the Florida Marlins in 1996 and it was there that his career really took off. In 1996, he won 16 games with a 2.93 ERA and 200 strikeouts, made the All Star team and pitched the Marlins first ever no hitter against the Colorado Rockies. In 1997, he started the Marlins Game 7 World Series victory and earned his third World Championship ring. Almost immediately thereafter, he was traded to the New York Mets as part of the infamous Marlins first fire sale, where he went on to have what arguably were

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