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They're All on 'Roids!!!

Greg Scarnici | Posted 08.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Greg Scarnici

It upsets me that so many ridiculously attractive gay men feel the need to have super-built bodies in order to feel good about themselves.

America's Zero Emissions Imperative

Tom Weis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

To be clear, we are not suggesting ending the use of fossil fuels tomorrow. Decarbonizing our industries, homes, transportation, power generation and food production will take time. But we must make this transition as quickly as humanly possible.

Alex Rodriguez in 2015

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Alex Rodriguez's return from a one-year suspension has been one of the most intriguing stories of the 2015 baseball season. Rodriguez has assumed the role of full-time DH for the New York Yankees and has immediately become one of the best hitters on that team.

Why Barry Bonds Should Be a First-Ballot Hall of Famer

H. A. Goodman | Posted 05.23.2015 | Sports
H. A. Goodman

When the same people who shunned a whistleblower for publicizing steroid use in 1998 are also the same people denying Barry Bonds entry into the Hall of Fame, there's a problem with American society.

A-Rod's Cousin To Plead Guilty In Steroids Case

AP | Posted 05.20.2015 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) — A cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is scheduled to plead guilty to drug charges, the last defendant whose case is pending...

Steroid Users, Not Steroids, Cost Mike Piazza The Hall Of Fame

John A. Tures | Posted 03.09.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

One of the biggest story lines of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame vote is that Mike Piazza missed joining Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio.

"Christmas Letter 2014"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

Is It Time to Say Yes to Steroids in Professional Sports?

Raymmar Tirado | Posted 01.05.2015 | Sports
Raymmar Tirado

In a world where genetic modification is on its way to becoming the norm, are we really going to sit and scream at the TV because a guy gave into the temptation to do everything possible to become the god that we all propped him up to be?

The Muscular Elephant in the Room: Gay Men and Steroid Use

Renato Barucco | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

The title's muscular elephant is not a pun; it's purely proverbial: We don't talk about anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) abuse in gay men, but we know it's there.

The Next Baseball Commissioner's Biggest Challenges

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Figuring out a way to replace that revenue and continue to adjust to the new media world, rather than determining ways to make the game more exciting or figure out the best post-season formula, will be the criteria by which the next commissioner will be judged.

Who Might Get into the Baseball Hall-Of-Fame Over the Next 4 Years?

John A. Tures | Posted 09.28.2014 | Sports
John A. Tures

What can the Major League Baseball Hall-of-Fame do for an encore of 2014? It needs to continue to honor those who played the game the right way, and still shun those who brought dishonor to the game of baseball.

Confession: I've Done Steroids

Dougall Fraser | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Dougall Fraser

Both my parents struggle with their weight. I was almost 100 pounds overweight as an adolescent. I have family members who are so obese that they can barely walk. Because of this, weight is a frequent topic on my mind. At one point in my life, my body-image issues were so rampant that I was willing to risk my own physical safety.

Win Clean: How You Win Matters!

Scott Mercier | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Mercier

Does it matter how you win? The answer, to me, is a resounding, "yes." Grace, humility, integrity and gasp, even honesty, are important elements in winning. I would even say they are integral components of winning, and that "winning" without them actually losing.

Barry Bonds Back With the Giants

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.12.2014 | 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.

'Mighty Jerry Has Struck Out'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.21.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If you don't see me in spring training, hitting baseballs over the fence and signing autographs for adoring fans, it will be because I was recently on...

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.

Are Gay Teens Combating Bullies...With Steroids?

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.03.2014 | Gay Voices

CHICAGO (AP) — Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a "dramatic disparity" that ...

Fat Elvis and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Lance Berkman, known as among other things Fat Elvis, retired this week ending a 15 year career in which he was for many years one of the top hitters in baseball. Berkman is a strong candidate for most overlooked great player of his generation, but is also a symbol of the problems facing the Hall of Fame.

Weather on Steroids: Elaborating on Jon Stewart's Takedown of Trump

Abel Collins | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

I will say what the scientist will not: Our freezing weather is the result of global warming.

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.

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.

Mike Piazza and the Hall of Fame

Steven Hirsch | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports
Steven Hirsch

Piazza's wait is of course primarily due to the era in which he played, as almost every home run hitter of the 1990s and early 2000s is under suspicion for steroid use.

Zain's Secret

Alice Savic | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Alice Savic

Many people are suffering privately for a myriad of reasons. A face will not necessarily reveal this. Perhaps because we so badly want a solution and we want the solution to be simple, neat, clean.

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.