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Hall of Fame

Good To Go?

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, while Craig Biggio fell two votes sh...

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.

Mike Piazza and the Hall of Fame

Steven Hirsch | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports
Steven Hirsch

Piazza's wait is of course primarily due to the era in which he played, as almost every home run hitter of the 1990s and early 2000s is under suspicion for steroid use.

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.

The Hall of Fame Expansion Era Ballot

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

As part of the increasingly complicated Hall of Fame selection process, there are five players on the expansion era ballot-Davey Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Dave Parker and Dan Quisenberry.

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.

What Does Carlos Beltran's Great Post-Season Play Mean?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.09.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Beltran's post-season credentials are a product of his strong play, but also of the era in which he played. When baseball moved to the expanded playoff system following the 1993 season, it pro-actively sought to change how its past is viewed.

Jerry Rice on the 49ers, Dedication to the Game, and Changing His Past if He Could

Graham Bensinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

Jerry Rice shares some memorable moments from his illustrious 20-year career from the disappointing start of his rookie season to his three Super Bowl championships with the San Francisco 49ers.

Big Sean Explains His New Album In 17 Words

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

Plenty of ink will be spilled on Big Sean's "Hall of Fame" album, but we're leaving the analysis and reviews to the critics. Instead, HuffPost asked t...

Hall Of Fame Defensive Tackle Dies

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 08.05.2013 | Sports

BALTIMORE -- Art Donovan, the lineman whose hilarious stories about his football career enabled him to maintain his popularity long after his election...

An Interview with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.

Ben Berkon | Posted 10.02.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

The interview features Ripken's stance on steroids in the Hall of Fame, the widespread use of sabermetrics, current players he's kept a close eye on as well as many other topics.

Faith in Baseball? Tougher With A-Rod and PEDs

Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion
Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D.

My faith in baseball is rocked. My trust and confidence in the humans who play this game -- and make millions of dollars for hitting, catching, throwing and pitching a baseball -- has lessened.

The Board Game Hall of Fame

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

Inductees into the Board Game Hall of Fame: Acquire Apples to Apples Axis & Allies Blockhead! Bridgette Civilization Clue Diplomacy Dungeons & Dragon...

Should Richard Hell Be in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame?

Steven Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

So far, this has been a hell of a year for Punk.By that, I mean it's been a great year for recognizing the formative influence that Richard Hell, now 63, has had on Punk -- and, by extension, all Rock & Roll and pop culture that has followed in its aggressive, assertive, rebellious wake.

Jason Collins, Billie Jean King And Others Get Major Gay Honor In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.23.2013 | Gay Voices

In May, it was announced that the nonprofit National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame for gay athletes and allies would be launched in Chicago. A...

Flavor Flav Pleads Not Guilty

Posted 05.13.2013 | Black Voices

It seems the clock around Flavor Flav's neck is ticking, as he'll soon have to face the felony assault with a weapon and child endangerment charges re...

In the Presence of Royalty: B.B. King In Concert

Craig Carpenter | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

For the second time in my still short life, I got to see Mr. King performing again. The Keswick Theater, a classic movie house, converted into a performance venue, is located just outside of Philadelphia. There was something especially fitting and refreshing for me to see him in such a setting.

Flavor Flav Faces Conflict With Hall Of Fame Induction

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 06.18.2013 | Black Voices

LAS VEGAS -- Flavor Flav has a new court date in Las Vegas that doesn't interfere with his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A judge on ...

The Posey and Cain Contracts

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.04.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This is the second year in a row the San Francisco Giants have ended spring training by signing a major star to an enormous contract extension. Catcher Buster Posey is now signed through 2021, with an option for 2022, at a total cost of about $167 million. Last year, they signed pitcher Matt Cain to a similar contract.

Pete Rose, Kiana Kim Get Comfy In New Furniture Ad?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.15.2013 | Sports

Pete Rose certainly doesn't knock it out of the park in a local spot for Muenchen's Furniture, outlets seem to agree. AdWeek calls the new commerci...

Public Enemy's Chuck D: Digital Distribution Is the Future

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Public Enemy hip hop sensation Chuck D stops by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at SXSW 2013 to talk about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his Evil vs Heroes instrumental album, and the new digital label for independent artists, SpitDigital.

Five Questions for the 2013 Baseball Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.15.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Baseball is, among other things, a game of questions. As each new year begins there are significant questions facing baseball that address deeper issues facing the game.

A New Voting System for the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This year the Baseball Writer's Association of America failed to elect anybody to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This was partially because some all time greats were linked to steroid use. The steroid issue, however, only partially explains why nobody was elected to the Hall of Fame.