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Sport and Society for Arete -- Ballbase's Hall of Fame

Richard Crepeau | Posted 07.25.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

If in fact PEDs do enhance performance what is the sum total of that impact when both pitcher and batter are using PEDs? Do they cancel each other out? Do PEDs contribute to foot speed making fielders more effective or causing an increase in infield hits and stolen bases?

Alex Rodriguez in 2015

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Alex Rodriguez's return from a one-year suspension has been one of the most intriguing stories of the 2015 baseball season. Rodriguez has assumed the role of full-time DH for the New York Yankees and has immediately become one of the best hitters on that team.

Deflategate Ruins Tom Brady's Reputation, Permanently

Eric Marmon | Posted 05.12.2015 | Sports
Eric Marmon

Take away Deflategate, and Tom Brady finds himself in the conversation for greatest quarterback of all time. Of course, if you take away the steroid controversy, Barry Bonds is your unquestioned home run king, and Alex Rodriguez would likely be on his way to catching him.

Barry Bonds Can't For The Life Of Him Figure Out Why People Hate A-Rod

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.13.2015 | Sports

Why do people dislike Alex Rodriguez? Barry Bonds, for one, can’t quite figure it out.

Why Barry Bonds Should Be a First-Ballot Hall of Famer

H. A. Goodman | Posted 05.23.2015 | Sports
H. A. Goodman

When the same people who shunned a whistleblower for publicizing steroid use in 1998 are also the same people denying Barry Bonds entry into the Hall of Fame, there's a problem with American society.

Steroid Users, Not Steroids, Cost Mike Piazza The Hall Of Fame

John A. Tures | Posted 03.09.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

One of the biggest story lines of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame vote is that Mike Piazza missed joining Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio.

Barry Bonds Wins Twitter World Series With Kimye

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.27.2014 | Sports

Here's another hit from Barry Bonds' Twitter account. Major League Baseball's controversial home run king was at AT&T Park in San Francisco to watc...

27 Things Only San Francisco Giants Fans Understand

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor & Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.23.2014 | Sports

Whether it's the work of "even-year magic" or just more proof that they're creating the "strangest dynasty in MLB history," San Francisco's beloved Gi...

Derek Jeter's Endless Farewell Tour

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.16.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The overstatement of Jeter's intangible contributions, efforts to make him into a paragon of integrity and honor when he is essentially a great ballplayer who managed to stay out of trouble and not say anything stupid to the media in 20 years, all make it increasingly difficult to either like Jeter or take his farewell tour seriously.

Overcoming Failure and Disappointment

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Abraham Lincoln did not let failure or defeat stand in his way. He continued to try again.

Is Hank Aaron The True Home Run King?

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way. Aa...

Keith Olbermann Is Right Again: This Time About Barry Bonds and the Giants

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.24.2014 | Sports
Geoffrey Dunn

He tainted the game, and badly, and his presence anywhere near the Giants continues to taint the organization as well.

Barry Bonds Back With the Giants

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.12.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

When faced with a tough decision following MLB's celebration of the steroid-laden feats of Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire in 1998, Bonds made the wrong one. That reality cannot be ignored or changed, but it also should not be overstated. At a time when cheating was rampant and all but encouraged, Bonds cheated too.

Percentage of Major League African-American Players Has Fallen Drastically

Jimmie Lee Solomon | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports
Jimmie Lee Solomon

In the last three decades, the deluge of African-American players into the Major Leagues has gone from a flood to a trickle. From the height in the mid 1970s, the numbers have dwindled down to a paltry 8.5 percent.

The Delicate Craft of Misleading Investors

Dan Solin | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Some in the securities industry have refined the delicate craft of misleading investors into a fine art.

Weather on Steroids: Elaborating on Jon Stewart's Takedown of Trump

Abel Collins | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

I will say what the scientist will not: Our freezing weather is the result of global warming.

The Alex Rodriguez Suspension Is Bad for Other Players Too

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.19.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The latest Alex Rodriguez suspension is one of those events that at first glance appears to be poisonous, making everybody associated with it -- Rodgriguez, MLB and the New York Yankees -- look bad. That may be an accurate first take, but there are also clear winners and losers here.

Future HOF Voter: Bonds And Clemens Belong In Cooperstown

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

One year after no new members were admitted to the Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas have been selected ...

A Step in the Right Direction for the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The voting for the Hall of Fame is still hamstrung by a flawed electoral system, a backlog of good candidates and myriad steroid related problems, but the election of these three candidates is possibly a step in the right direction.

Fantasy Leaguers Can Save the Hall of Fame

Ron Shandler | Posted 03.09.2014 | Sports
Ron Shandler

From a fantasy perspective, it doesn't matter if a player was a steroids user or if he never merited serious consideration for Cooperstown. All that matters is whether his statistical performances helped his fantasy teams during his career.

Ann Brenoff

Hollywood's Biggest Real Estate Moves In 2013 | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.30.2013 | Los Angeles

They buy. They sell. We look at the pretty pictures like the celebrity real estate snoops that we are. Somewhere deep inside us, we love the visceral ...

Jack Morris, Mike Mussina and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Because of the BBWAA's failure to vote many players into the Hall of Fame in recent years, including none last year, this year's Hall of Fame Ballot has well over ten candidates who have solid to excellent Hall of Fame credentials.

Jhonny Peralta and PED Inconsistency From Major League Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The St. Louis Cardinals, after winning the NL pennant, have been reasonably active in the post-season. Perhaps their highest profile move was signing shortstop Jhonny Peralta, formerly of the Detroit Tigers, to a four year $52 million dollar contract.

David Ortiz and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

David Ortiz, like many of the great players of his generation, has been linked to steroid use. Had Ortiz not been so good with the media, and such a likable player, the Hall of Fame discussion, and the discussion of his recent World Series performance, would be very different right now.

Are Fans Losing Interest in Steroids?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

One of the underreported stories of the post-season has been Jhonny Peralta's return to the Detroit Tigers lineup.