Major League Baseball pointed to Mark Grabowski's research on the high success rate of mediation in pro sports. In 2014, Grabowski published an article in the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law that advocated for pro sports teams utilizing mediation to resolve contract disputes.
The law journal article was cited by MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball. It was also mentioned in a Washington Nationals blog and in an article on OnlineGambling.com.
Grabowski, a lawyer and professor, originally wrote the article as a paper for a mediation class he took while attending Georgetown University Law Center.