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Barry Bonds Back With the Giants

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.12.2014 | 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.

Derek Jeter, Still Baseball's Most Underrated Overrated Player

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Jeter's place in Yankee, and indeed baseball history, is significant, but still not clear. Much of that will take shape after Jeter retires.

Worshipping Brand Jeter

Tom Semioli | Posted 04.16.2014 | Sports
Tom Semioli

I highly commend Derek Jeter for his philanthropic efforts. Charity work is admirable, and much needed -- but charity does not solve problems.

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.

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.

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.

An Open Letter to A-Rod

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

You are not alone. I wish you strength and courage to remember who you are in the days ahead and in this spirit be remembered for being the best Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez you can be.

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.

Lying To Congress Tough To Prove

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

(Repeats from earlier May 23 for wider distribution) By Joan Biskupic and Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23 (Reuters) -...

Clemens 'Not Going To Lose Any Sleep Over' HOF Vote

Posted 02.18.2013 | Sports

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Roger Clemens said little publicly in the immediate aftermath of the Hall of Fame vote. Over a month later, he...

Roger Clemens Releases Statement On Mindy McCready's Death

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Celebrity

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Former baseball great Roger Clemens is calling the death of country star Mindy McCready "sad news." Clemens, now a special in...

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.

Retired MLB Slugger On Steroid Users: 'They Chose This'

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 01.26.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO -- Retired Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas feels even better about his career after watching steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Sammy ...

The Quiet Heroism of 'Right Living'

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Quietly going about one's business -- putting in time as an IRS agent, serving in the army, working toward winning the Heisman or performing small acts of kindness for their own sake -- is a noble and satisfying pursuit. Far easier said than done, but surely not impossible.

'The Daily Show' Talks Hall Of Fame

Posted 01.11.2013 | Sports

For the first time in seventeen years, the Baseball Writers' Association of America failed to elect a single Hall of Fame candidate from the 2013 ball...

Baseball Hall of Fame 2013: Why the Baseball Writers Struck Out on This Year's Ballot

Ben Shapiro | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports
Ben Shapiro

Baseball fans now know the answer to the question about whether or not the very brightest stars of an era forever linked with performance enhancing drugs will pay the price in the form of Hall of Fame entry, or lack thereof.

LIVE DEBATE: How Should HOF Voters Handle Steroids Era?

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.10.2013 | Sports

"Thanks, but no thanks." This was the message sent from the Baseball Writers' Association of America to players eligible for induction into the Hal...

Hall Of Famers' Roid Rage

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 03.11.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Keep all the cheaters out of our club. That was the prevailing sentiment from several baseball Hall of Famers who were happy to see ...

Clemens Responds To Hall Snub

Posted 01.09.2013 | Sports

Count Roger Clemens among those not surprised that Roger Clemens was not elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. The seven-time Cy Young A...

Denied

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 03.11.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect...