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Baseball, Steroids and Cowardice

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.26.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The PED issue, which has now dogged baseball for well over a decade, has been exacerbated by an appalling lack of courage on the part of nearly everybody involved. Cowardly denials, insincere apologies, failing to take responsibility and efforts to scapegoat individuals.

The Hypocrisy of Bud Selig

Don McNay | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Don McNay

There was talk that Alex Rodriquez would get a "lifetime ban" from the game of baseball for taking performance-enhancing drugs. It was never going to ...

Jail to the Thief

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Since Hevesi has turned out to be a crook, what politician can we believe to be honest? In China, such a person would be executed, but that is not the American way.

George Steinbrenner, Peter Rose and Shoeless Joe

Paul Finkelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Paul Finkelman

As we mourn George "the Convict" Steinbrenner (and I do mourn him) isn't it time for baseball to pardon Joe Jackson and Pete Rose? Or, will Major League Baseball continue to have its great double standard.

How To Solve The Steroids/Hall Of Fame Dilemma

Avi Sinensky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Avi Sinensky

Here is the answer: let them in. And not just the steroid guys. Rose, Shoeless Joe, all of them. Put them all in the Hall of Fame. Except, not really. Here's what I propose: a Hall of Fame purgatory.

Baseball's Big Black Eye: Black Sox, Blackouts and the Banning of Buck Weaver

Devra Maza | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

In the notorious Black Sox scandal of 1919, eight players were banned from baseball for life. George "Buck" Weaver never should have been one of them.

Clearing 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson: Lawyers Say 'Eight Men Out' Full Of Fiction

Chicago Tribune | Erika Slife | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two Chicago attorneys have joined the ranks of those trying to clear "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's name....