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The government deal that guaranteed a $75 million loan for baseball star Curt Schilling's video-game company focused almost exclusively on how quickly the firm would bring jobs to Rhode Island and overlooked requirements for attracting outside investment or other steps that could have helped protect the public's money.
Zack Greinke and Hanley Ramirez have already changed teams, and general managers still have a few more hours to make additional big trades. Some of the deals from the 2012 season may quickly be forgotten, but there's always the possibility of a blockbuster that can change the fortunes of a team for years. In honor of baseball's Tuesday trade deadline, here are some of the most famous (and infamous) in-season deals in baseball history _ one for each of the 30 franchises.
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling said Friday that the collapse of his 38 Studios video game company has probably cost him his entire baseball fortune, and he placed part of the blame on Rhode Island officials, including Gov. Lincoln Chafee.
The state of Rhode Island is working to determine how much it stands to lose in a $75 million loan guarantee deal for former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video gaming company after its bankruptcy filing this week.
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's troubled video-gaming company, lured to Rhode Island with a $75 million state loan guarantee two years ago, filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, and federal authorities have begun an investigation into the firm.
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Rhode Island's gamble on former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company is prompting questions from lawmakers about the wisdom of giving an untested company so much help.