iOS app Android app

Steroids in Baseball

Carlton Fisk: Mark McGwire's Claims That Steroids Didn't Affect Home Runs 'A Crock'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago White Sox catcher and Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk had some not-so-nice things to say about steroid abusers in baseball Tuesday, calling ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The Colts are 7 1/2 point favorites over the Jets. They were 18 point favorites over the Jets in Super Bowl III.

Muscles From a Bottle: Take a Pill and Hit a Home Run?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

So, besides the risks of being caught, having athletic records expunged, and being disgraced, what are the medical downsides of anabolic steroid abuse?

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Most fans dismissed Canseco as a quack when he wrote his book Juiced. Now he seems to be the pillar of truth when it comes to roids. Is this a wacky sports world or what?

Bud Selig: Steroid Use 'Virtually Nonexistent'

New York Times | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

“The use of steroids and amphetamines amongst today’s players has greatly subsided and is virtually nonexistent, as our testing results have shown...

Don't Stalinize Baseball

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Simon Maxwell Apter

History is a natural thing. The "winners" may write it, sometimes with considerable bias, but we've always allowed - and even begged for - baseball to be represented by statistics and shorthand.

Here We Go Again?

Andrew Brill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brill

Mr. McGwire, thank you for opening up a sore that just seemed to be healing.

Mark McGwire & Steroids: PHOTOS Over The Years

Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Mark McGwire finally admitted that he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998. Now that McGwire has come clean, take a look at ...

The Media, Mark McGwire, and Chew

David Roher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Roher

The media performs a great disservice when it treats steroids as miracle drugs.When we link PEDs to McGwire, we link steroids to success that had very little to do with drugs. It's like featuring the Beatles as the center of an anti-pot campaign.

Why Character in Sport Matters

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Matlack

Talk about a sports fanatic's wet dream. There I was in the Celts' locker room, free to talk to whomever I wanted.

It's Time to Realize that Every Baseball Player is a Steroids Suspect

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert E. Murphy

A modern fan can never trust that he or she is watching an honestly competitive game, nor that the statistical records that the baseball fan closely follows are even remotely legitimate.

Baseball Is Breaking Our Hearts

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marlene H. Phillips

My enthusiasm for the game is being smothered under the weight of needles, creams, and positive tests.

Keeping Score in Chicago Episode 16: Rick Telander vs. the Sportswriters

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

Sun-Times sports columnist Rick Telander talks about how Japanese baseball writers spoiled his attempt to prompt a serious talk about voting Steroid Era players into the Hall of Fame.

Ryne Sandberg: Sosa Shouldn't Make Hall Of Fame

ESPN Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg said his former teammate Sammy Sosa does not belong in the Hall because of integrity issues associated with t...

The Literature of Betrayal Arrives at the Ballpark

Robert Lipsyte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Lipsyte

Why beat up on the mendacity of sports? Is the message from the sports media meant to be apocalyptic: the nation and its pastime have struck out for good?

Steroid Use in Baseball? It's Often Obvious

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert E. Murphy

Exhibit number one obviously is Barry Bonds, who in 1991, at age 27, hit 25 home runs, and in 2001, age 37, whacked 73.

Angry Yankee Fans Urge A-Roid: Get Back on Steroids

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Henry Sterry

Rabid NY Yankees fans, furious that Alex Rodriguez is batting a miniscule .177, are uniting to urge the beleaguered ballplayer to get back on steroids...

Can Baseball Be Saved? Only Through Zero Tolerance

Joseph A. Spinelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph A. Spinelli

There is only one viable solution -- to expel the cheats from the game for good.

Say It Ain't So, Manny

George Mitrovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
George Mitrovich

The sports writing fraternity has pronounced Ramirez guilty; but wait, not only "guilty", but guilty beyond question. (Barely mentioned were the 15 previous drug tests he had passed.)

Steroids: Baseball's Misunderstood Savior

Alec Brownstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Alec Brownstein

Steroids provide the unpredictability that baseball so desperately needs. What could be more interesting than emotionally volatile man children with rock-like projectiles and bats?

The Decline and Fall of Selena Roberts

Chris Kyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Kyle

On Feb. 7, Sports Illustrated Selena Roberts reported that A-Rod tested positive for steroids in 2003. By any account, it was one of the biggest sports scoops in recent history.

So A-Rod Juiced in High School? Didn't We All?

Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Abramson

When I was on the JV basketball team, I needed to do everything I could to keep my slot as 3rd string backup point guard. I needed that extra edge.

Angry Cleveland Indians Fans Demand Team Take Steroids

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The national pastime suffered another black eye last night when a mob of irate Cleveland Indians fans poured onto the diamond at Progressive Field to demand that their team take steroids.

MLB to Start Steroid Hall of Fame

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Henry Sterry

According to a reliable source near the top of Major League Baseball, the Steroids Hall of Fame will be modeled after the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Can Suffering Redeem Alex Rodriguez?

Michael Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shapiro

For in what promises to be a seasoning of public and daily suffering, A-Rod can achieve what no scripted press conference or seemingly candid interview can offer: a stab at nobility.