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Rob Friedman Rob Friedman (in sunglasses) known as the “Pitching Ninja.” (Courtesy photo)

If you follow baseball or read The Wall Street Journal, you have most likely heard Rob Friedman’s name come up in the last couple of weeks. Friedman, a former Big Law lawyer turned technology entrepreneur who’s known on social media as the “Pitching Ninja,” is credited with helping “regular guy” Nathan Patterson, a 23-year-old software salesman, get a minor league contract with the Oakland A’s.

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at pasmith@alm.com or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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