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.
"Performance-enhancing" or "History-erasing"? ...
Every time I hear news about the steroid scandal's impact on the game of Major League Baseball I cringe. I don't know why, but even after all of the revelations I still find it shocking.
Though Braun was able to bluff his way past MLB officials for the better part of two years, they clearly suspected something was up. Sometimes those suspicions are intuitive; sometimes they come from a trained eye.
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.
It's one thing for Ryan Braun to have so vociferously defended himself, even while guilty. It's wrong, but understandable. But it's something else to have dragged a poor innocent through the mud, in doing so.
The next time you decide it's your place to denigrate an entire population, make faulty assumptions about people's backgrounds or assert your self-perceived supremacy, remember that you are exposing the emptiness of not just your thoughts, but of your human dignity.
Scrapbooks are made for memorable moments. Within their treasured confines, they hold the highlights of lifetimes and preserve favorite pictures of milestone achievements. Baseball's All-Star Game is the perfect stage to fill those pages.
Well I made it four days without baseball. Seems unreasonable, right? That I can't go four days without a boring baseball game?
A couple months after 9/11, I got to put on an authentic New York Mets uniform and played baseball at the Mets' training facilities in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
What is the most players from a single team to ever start in an All-Star game?
Having grown up in Buffalo, NY, I bow to no person when it comes to talking about awful sports teams.
As the season enters that delicate time between the All Star Break and the trade deadline, it is clear that the Phillies as sellers makes about as much sense as a sand-flavored ice cream sandwich.
There might not have been that many Latinos in this years Home Run Derby as years past, but Cuban born, Yoenis Céspedes Milanés made up for it.
Puig has played, as of this writing, exactly 33 games in the Major Leagues. The Dodgers, who had a lot of money, now have a lot less, because they agreed to pay him $42 million over seven years.
For my family, the Yankees were the only common ground we felt comfortable exploring. Even casual baseball knowledge was enough to draw every one of us into something together.