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Silly Season

Silly Season

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Oct 01, 2011

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Late summer is traditionally dubbed “silly season” in the media as journalists, editors, and their newsworthy subjects take their annual sunshine time out and recharge their batteries ahead of the new poker season rolling around in September. However the last couple of years have seen things change in the European poker world as the barren August live schedule has been filled to capacity with new tournaments stretching the length and breadth of the continent. Good news for struggling hacks trying to fill column inches but bad news for those who miss the downtime. So in honour of the long-gone quiet season here are some silly season stories which caught the eye in August. Baseball Star Hits One-Outer ESPN reported that New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will most likely not face suspension following his alleged participation in underground, illegal poker games However, Rodriguez could face league action “if it ...


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