Tommy John won more games than 39 of the 59 pitchers enshrined in Cooperstown, including such greats as Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax, Whitey Ford, Bob Gibson, Catfish Hunter, Jim Palmer, Jim Bunning and Don Drysdale.
Over the years collisions at home plate have gotten widespread publicity. With a proposed change aimed at protecting player safety, the argument against the effort to stop collisions comes from those who think the change makes the game soft.
The Yankees are in sufficiently bad shape that even a great year by Rivera will not bring them back to the World Series. Moreover, Rivera is not the only aging Yankee seeking to recover from an injury.
When, in the middle of the worst economic crisis in decades, the president has to answer a question at a press conference about Alex Rodriguez, you know the hysteria about steroids in baseball has gotten out of hand.