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Steroids in Baseball

The Reputation Assassination of Ryan Braun

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 05.06.2012 | Sports
Linda Kenney Baden

There is not one legitimate shred of valid forensic evidence to prove Braun is guilty -- yet he stands accused by both baseball and public opinion with an axe over his head.

Hey K-Rod, You're On TV!

Posted 09.20.2011 | Sports

What's on your mind, K-Rod? In this viral video quick-hit from last night's Diamondbacks-Brewers game, relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez -- better...

Jim Thome: Is 600 Home Runs Not What It Used to Be?

Danny Groner | Posted 09.18.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

While Thome has earned the distinction over the course of a 21-year career, some commentators are wondering if his pending accomplishment forces us to reassess what 600 homers means anymore.

Twitter Universe Reacts To Roger Clemens Mistrial

Posted 09.13.2011 | Sports

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial in Roger Clemens' perjury case on Thursday over inadmissible evidence shown to jurors. The j...

Clemens Trial Begins

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.05.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Roger Clemens, one of the most imposing and accomplished pitchers in baseball history, is going on trial Wednesday to fight allegations ...

Report: MLB Still Investigating A-Rod | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and SERGE F. KOVALESKI | Posted 08.06.2011 | Sports

In the interview, which lasted several hours, Rodriguez was emphatic: the doctor had treated him but had never given him performance-enhancing drugs. ...

Barry Bonds Convicted: Two Books Tell The Backstory

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.14.2011 | Books

Barry Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice Wednesday in Federal Court in San Francisco. A mistrial was declared on two other counts. The cas...

Count on It: Barry Bonds Will Be Voted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

Steve Kettmann | Posted 06.11.2011 | Sports
Steve Kettmann

I am like a lot of fans of baseball in being sick, sick, sick of hearing about steroids and unlike most fans in having played a role myself in helping put the topic of steroids and baseball front and center in the national psyche.

Why Barry Bonds?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 06.08.2011 | Sports
Bennett L. Gershman

Bonds has already been convicted in the court of public opinion. The question is whether a jury trial was necessary to rubber-stamp that "conviction."

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Len Berman | Posted 05.30.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Major League Baseball has joined the effort to deal with head injuries. They've created a seven-day disabled list just for concussions.

Did Drugs Kill Sports? | Barry Bonds, Celebrating His Record | Posted 05.28.2011 | Sports

Coverage of the steroid era by sports journalists has resembled a police procedural or, in its more hysterical phases, a murder mystery. The great que...

Barry Bond's Trainer to Government: I Refuse to Testify

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Anthony Papa

The government is willing to take down Bonds and in doing so blemish baseball so they can push their personal zero-tolerance agenda for drug use.

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?

Steinbrenner Belongs in the Hall of Shame

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Singer

Some consider George Steinbrenner a pioneer of modern sports ownership. But that's not true. He's a disgrace to baseball. And he doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame. He belongs in the Hall of Shame.

Barry Bonds' Six Lessons For Lance Armstrong

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

Pre-trial filings last week in USA v. Barry Bonds foreshadow not only next March's highly anticipated San Francisco trial of the former slugger but also what may await Lance Armstrong.

The Heisman Trust Gets an "F" for History

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Asher Smith

Unless the Heisman Trust is absolutely certain that Bush is the only violator of NCAA policies to ever receive their award, they've created an impossible to maintain standard that will inevitably blow up in their face.

Buster Posey: Baseball's Most Important Player

Michael Pina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Michael Pina

In a time when national columnists are increasingly frustrated with baseball's monotony, these fresh faces can serve as critical tools to galvanize fans who have given up on the sport and left it for dead.

Is Roger Clemens a Victim of the Drug War?

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Anthony Papa

The drug war has slowly but surely infiltrated the public's eye through different vehicles. Now it is attempting to bring its message through the sport of baseball.

Arizona Strikes Out

Billy Weinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Billy Weinberg

Bud Selig and his peers now have the opportunity to put Jackie Robinson's lessons into practice. Baseball can step up to the plate to fight today's discrimination in Arizona.

Bye Bye Barry Bonds

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

The $50 million federal crusade to imprison Barry Bonds is running short of courts, time and cash. Whether you love or hate the former slugger, it's time to let this one go.

Baseball Has Lost Some of Its Soul

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
William Astore

I despair at the way money and media and mercenary players have invaded the game and changed its character from a pastime to a business.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Mets pitcher Oliver Perez, who is killing his team (not to mention the fans), refuses to go to the minor leagues to work out his problems. Yes the inmates run the asylum.

There Will Be Blood

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Hollander

Like Mayweather. Dislike Mayweather. But disagree with this boxer's basic stance on blood testing in sports? Obviously you have something to hide.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Having lived in both New York and Boston I'm always bemused by the fixation Sox fans have over the Yankees. It's not a two way street. Sorry, Red Sox fans, Yankee fans are just not that into you.