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Sport and Society for Arete-Catching Up

Richard Crepeau | Posted 05.31.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As I mentioned previously it seems as if there are always some bizarre or hilarious developments in the world of sport while I am out of touch. A few days ago I reported on my experiences watching hockey in Russia. Now I want to revisit what many of you will consider old news.

Now is the Time to Reinstate Pete Rose

Stanley H. Teitelbaum | Posted 05.26.2015 | Sports
Stanley H. Teitelbaum

Pete Rose continues to feel that he has been unfairly treated by the baseball establishment, and I believe that with an expanded lens of the changing culture regarding athletes' transgressions, perhaps leniency in his case is now in order.

Good Riddance, Bud Selig

Christopher Lamb | Posted 03.25.2015 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

Selig's legacy is as follows: When baseball needed a strong commissioner, he was the game's nowhere man. When he did act, it was in the best interests of owners -- and not in the best interests of the game and its fans.

Sport and Society for Arete: Selig Retires

Richard Crepeau | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It is clear that over his long and rocky tenure as Commissioner of Baseball, Bud Selig left a massive legacy. The business and sport of major league baseball was impacted for good and for ill by the man who began his professional life selling used cars in Milwaukee. He will end his tenure as Commissioner by becoming the "Six Million Dollar Man."

Sport and Society for Arete - The Year

Richard Crepeau | Posted 03.02.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As years go, 2014 was an interesting one in the sports world. Some might characterize it as depressing while others may look back on it as exhilarating. Whatever the case may be we know that at some point in the future we will look back on the year 2014 with nostalgia.

Most Valuable Millionaire -- Does Madison Bumgarner Really Need a Free $21,000 Chevy Truck?

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.31.2014 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Is this really an appropriate, or necessary, gift to a pitcher who this year earned $3.75 million? If Bumgarner wants a new car, he can certainly afford to buy one, and to pick the car he really wants.

The Commissioner of Summer: An Appreciation of Allan H. "Bud" Selig

Sherry Lansing | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
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Sherry Lansing

Mr. Selig's approach to running Major League Baseball is proof that you can modernize an institution while celebrating its bond with tradition. But the lesson runs even deeper.

Selig Counted Money While Baseball Lost the Next Generation of Fans

Christopher Lamb | Posted 12.21.2014 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

Selig's legacy may be that he lost the next generation of baseball fans. This is Selig's last World Series. Perhaps nothing demonstrates how baseball has turned off young sports fans than how young sports fans have turned off the World Series.

Does the Better Team Win in Baseball's Postseason?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Over the course of the 162 game baseball season of 2014, four teams won 94 or more games. Today as four teams remain in baseball's postseason tournament, only one of those teams is still playing.

The Campaign to Retire 21 Moving Forward and Onward

Julio Pabon | Posted 10.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

The campaign to retire Roberto Clemente's number 21 is now in its eighth year and has accomplished quite a bit. It has worked with over 12 cities throughout the United States that have all passed resolutions, or have issued a citation urging the commissioner to retire Clemente's #21.

The Next Baseball Commissioner's Biggest Challenges

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Figuring out a way to replace that revenue and continue to adjust to the new media world, rather than determining ways to make the game more exciting or figure out the best post-season formula, will be the criteria by which the next commissioner will be judged.

Let Pete Rose Back Into Baseball

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
Steve Siebold

We live in the United States of America, a country known for its second chances. It's time we give Pete Rose his second chance for all the memories he gave us. Twenty-five years is long enough. Bud Selig needs to do the right thing, step up to the plate and remove the ban.

Selig v. America: Should the Captain be Kicked Out of the Avengers for Juicing?

Hart Seely | Posted 06.08.2014 | Comedy
Hart Seely

Originally, Captain America was a limp, scrawny runt. At a trading card convention, he met Jose Canseco, who hooked him up with Roger Clemens. Even though Captain America was frozen for 70 years, his urine still tests hot.

Are the Boston Red Sox Thumbing Their Noses at Bud Selig?

Hart Seely | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports
Hart Seely

By inducting Clemens, Boston seems to be bucking the Selig iron rule of baseball morality: that no player accused of using performance enhancing drugs shall be recognized for his past achievements.

How to Make A-Rod Sympathetic

Ron Kaplan | Posted 03.15.2014 | Sports
Ron Kaplan

Say what you will about Alex Rodriguez -- hate him for his arrogance, disdain him for his ego, be jealous of his salary, etc. -- shouldn't he nevertheless be accorded the same due process as anyone else?

A-Rod's PR Gambit

Andrew Zimbalist | Posted 02.15.2014 | Sports
Andrew Zimbalist

Although Rodriguez may think that MLB's aggressiveness to procure evidence was motivated by a personal vendetta, the public should recognize it for what it is -- an energetic effort by MLB to eliminate the use of performance enhancing drugs from the national pastime.

Can #CansecoCare Save Baseball?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.28.2013 | Sports

Landis.. Frick.. Kuhn.. Giamatti.. Selig.. Canseco? With MLB Commissioner Bud Selig having formally announced that he will step down from his post...

For Baseball, Questions Will Linger After Biogenesis Case Vanishes

Richard Crepeau | Posted 10.13.2013 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

The Biogenesis case raises many other questions concerning drug use in sports. We live in world in which science and technology have altered the definition of what is normal, and blurred categories of what is or is not possible. These questions are not going away after the Biogenesis case vanishes.

Suspensions for Drug Use, Banned for Life for Gambling? What Kind of Message Is Baseball Sending?

David Fagin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Sports
David Fagin

I'll leave it to the pundits to sort out, but there's definitely something wrong when the defense of the integrity of the game played and cherished by millions for over a century comes down to one man and his personal opinions on an individual player.

The Hypocrisy of Bud Selig

Don McNay | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Don McNay

There was talk that Alex Rodriquez would get a "lifetime ban" from the game of baseball for taking performance-enhancing drugs. It was never going to ...

After A-Rod Ban, Time to Talk More Seriously About Commissioner Selig's Own Tarnished Legacy

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 10.05.2013 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

Now that Commissioner Selig has thrown the book at Alex Rodriguez, it is past time for sports media to stop giving a free pass to the man who is most responsible for having allowed the steroid problem to fester for as long as it did -- the commissioner himself.

A Lifetime Ban for A-Rod Would Be Bad for Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.04.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Although A-Rod faces the loss of enormous amounts of money, whatever is left of his reputation and his livelihood, this story is only somewhat about him. It is also a reminder of what a complete, and neverending mess MLB, led Bud Selig, has made of the steroids issue.

Drugs in Baseball: It's All About the Numbers

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.26.2013 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

"Performance-enhancing" or "History-erasing"?...

An Open Letter to Bud Selig

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.22.2013 | Sports
Ralph Nader

A little over two years ago, you made that statement while making a big splash by announcing that MLB was supporting Michelle Obama's Let's Move! fitness and nutrition campaign to attack childhood obesity. Since that time, you and the majority of MLB teams have become junk food pushers of the worst kind.

REPORT: MLB Suspensions Loom After All-Star Game

Posted 07.10.2013 | Sports

After a 2-for-3 performance that included a two-run homer, Melky Cabrera was named MVP of the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. The center fielder, then plying ...