Sonics Trial Blog
Seattle Times reporters Percy Allen, Jim Brunner and Danny O'Neil are filing updates from the courthouse throughout the day.
June 18, 2008 1:42 PM
Posted by Percy Allen
The trial resumed at 1:36 p.m. with Sonics CEO Danny Barth taking questions from Seattle attorney Jeffrey Johnson.
During the break, attorney Paul Schneiderman, who gives legal advice for Save Our Sonics, said Seattle lawyer Paul Lawrence did well during his questioning of Sonics owner Clay Bennett.
Schneiderman did not attend the first two days of the trial, but acknowledged the city likely recovered from early stumbles.
"Trials are like sports in the sense that a good player can make a bad pass, but the final result is the end of the game," Schneiderman said. "Pitchers in a nine-inning game can have a bad inning or two, but they can still get a win."
When asked if the "bad inning" analogy was a reference to the testimony given by Mayor Greg Nickels and sports economist Andrew Zimbalist, Schneiderman said: "I didn't see them, but I heard they weren't as good as they could have been."
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