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.
Removing the collision at home plate, takes a tactic away from base runners with the intention of making the game safer, but it does not change the overall dynamic or balance of the game.
The Cardinals are obviously a very good team, but some of the mistakes they make as an organization would draw much more attention if not for the best organization frame.
According to Forbes magazine, the highest median home price in the nation is $6,665,231 in Zip Code 94027 in Atherton, just north of the Silicon Valley.
For over half a century, Candlestick Park has been one of the most famous and recognizable, if not pleasant or attractive, buildings in San Francisco, but it will be demolished sometime in the coming months or years.
Candlestick Park itself is an abysmal structure, full of decadence and resembling more a relic of a stadium that belonged 50 years ago. But given its history, there's undoubtedly a strong amount of sentimentality and nostalgia that comes with it.
The election to the Hall of Fame of Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre, the third, fourth and fifth winningest managers in major league history, has created some controversy because all of them managed steroid users and either were sufficiently not in control of their teams not to notice, or turned a blind eye those activities.
The first Earth-sized planet with approximately as much rock as Earth has been identified, raising the possibility that we might not be rocking alone ...
This World Series is turning into a hard-fought, competitive and exciting one. This World Series has also been surprisingly sloppily played.
The Giants' decision to keep erstwhile two time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, who has had two distinctly sub-par years in a row, from becoming a free agent by signing him to a two-year contract valued at $35 million, deserves some scrutiny.
Brian Wilson concerts make me feel young. As a token Gen Xer in a roomful of putrefying Baby Boomers, how could I not? That's because Brian Wilson concerts are where white goes to die. But I shan't be smug about this. I'll get there soon enough. God willing. God help me.
One of the underreported stories of the post-season has been Jhonny Peralta's return to the Detroit Tigers lineup.
With eight teams still left in the playoffs, baseball's biggest post-season battle, the one between platitude and tautologies, can begin.
In finding my own voice as a historical writer, I benefited years ago from an exercise that I am convinced can help anyone to write -- and express a point of view -- more clearly and convincingly.
On their final road trip of the season, San Francisco returned to Los Angeles to face their rivals. After going into extra innings, Adrian Gonzalez hit a walk-off single for the Dodgers 3-2 victory over the Giants.
On August 25th of this year, Matt Harvey, the star pitcher for the New York Mets, suffered an injury that will require Tommy John surgery and cost him the rest of this season and most of the next one.