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Jeff Bagwell

Jeff Bagwell Gets To Second Base For The First Time In Years

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.22.2015 | Weird News

Former Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell was a public figure in a very public place Tuesday, but that didn't stop him from fondling his companion. Bagw...

Fat Elvis and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Lance Berkman, known as among other things Fat Elvis, retired this week ending a 15 year career in which he was for many years one of the top hitters in baseball. Berkman is a strong candidate for most overlooked great player of his generation, but is also a symbol of the problems facing the Hall of Fame.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Traded MLB Prospects Who Became Stars

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Sports

As Major League Baseball's annual non-waiver trade deadline approaches, teams need to recall not only the axiom caveat emptor but also caveat venditor...

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.

Steroids Aren't the Only Problem Facing the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Keeping people out of the Hall of Fame because of suspected or real connections to steroids may or may not be wise, but keeping people out because the voting rules have not changed to fully recognize expansion is not.

Some Perspective on the Steroid Era

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.03.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

We have a Hall of Fame filled with many players who played in a segregated era and said nothing, who either took amphetamines or looked the way while others did and probably even players who said nothing about the gambling and betting on baseball they saw around them.

Perception Becomes Reality With Hall of Fame Voters

Colin Barnicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Colin Barnicle

It doesn't bother me that Jeff Bagwell didn't make the Hall of Fame. What bothers me is why he didn't make it into the Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Voters Don't Care When Pitchers Take Steroids

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Asher Smith

Does Jeff Bagwell, rejected his first year on the ballot, merit enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame?