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Keith Olbermann Is Right Again: This Time About Barry Bonds and the Giants

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.24.2014 | Sports
Geoffrey Dunn

He tainted the game, and badly, and his presence anywhere near the Giants continues to taint the organization as well.

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.

When Winning Is a Crime

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lois Alter Mark

As team mom for both my kids' teams, I was constantly spouting lessons about success only being achieved by hard work and practice. But, as we watched big-name player after big-name player face accusations of PED use -- with few consequences -- I could see I was losing my audience.

Sammy Sosa ... Vampire?

Posted 09.12.2013 | Sports

Ex-Major League Baseball star Sammy Sosa's vampire-esque look had Twitter talking on Tuesday. The disgraced Chicago Cubs player recently made an a...

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.

An Open Letter to A-Rod

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

You are not alone. I wish you strength and courage to remember who you are in the days ahead and in this spirit be remembered for being the best Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez you can be.

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 ...

A Lifetime Ban for A-Rod Would Be Bad for Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.04.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Although A-Rod faces the loss of enormous amounts of money, whatever is left of his reputation and his livelihood, this story is only somewhat about him. It is also a reminder of what a complete, and neverending mess MLB, led Bud Selig, has made of the steroids issue.

Retired MLB Slugger On Steroid Users: 'They Chose This'

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 01.26.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO -- Retired Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas feels even better about his career after watching steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Sammy ...

Sammy Sosa Says He Belongs In Hall (And Could Be President)

AP | Posted 01.24.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO -- Sammy Sosa thinks he and fellow steroid-tainted star Mark McGwire belong in the Hall of Fame. Slammin' Sammy also said the Chicago Cubs sh...

Are We Really Outraged By Steroid Use in Athletics?

Dan Treadway | Posted 03.13.2013 | Sports
Dan Treadway

If we as a nation are truly upset and outraged by steroid use, why is our concern so targeted? NFL players frequently turn in positive drug tests and the sports media doesn't so much as flinch.

'The Daily Show' Talks Hall Of Fame

Posted 01.11.2013 | Sports

For the first time in seventeen years, the Baseball Writers' Association of America failed to elect a single Hall of Fame candidate from the 2013 ball...

PHOTOS: This Is Sammy Sosa's Pinterest, Apparently

Posted 01.11.2013 | Sports

Sammy Sosa? Yes, he is the real Sammy Sosa, and this is, apparently, his Pinterest. Along with Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, retired MLB slugger S...

Will Bonds, Clemens Or Sosa Get Hall Call?

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 03.10.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- There's a chance the podium under the chandeliers in the gold-and-ivory-colored Vanderbilt Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will go unuse...

Baseball Hall of Fame 2013: For Mercy's Sake, Put Barry Bonds In

Eric Marmon | Posted 03.06.2013 | Sports
Eric Marmon

Baseball made this bed a long time ago. The sooner they get in between the itchy sheets, the sooner the morning sun will rise again.

Sammy Sosa's Fans Reject Him Now

Michael Tomaso | Posted 02.03.2013 | Sports
Michael Tomaso

It took professional wrestling some 80 years to finally admit it's fake. How long will it take Sammy Sosa?

Some Perspective on the Steroid Era

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.03.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

We have a Hall of Fame filled with many players who played in a segregated era and said nothing, who either took amphetamines or looked the way while others did and probably even players who said nothing about the gambling and betting on baseball they saw around them.

Juicy Debate: Bonds, Clemens, Sosa Up On Hall Of Fame Ballot

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 01.28.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — The most polarizing Hall of Fame debate since Pete Rose will now be decided by the baseball shrine's voters: Do Barry Bonds, Roger Cl...

Doubt and Doping: The Lance Armstrong Saga

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Sports
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

A struggle with doubt is, by necessity, a struggle with faith. In this chapter, that faith is in Lance Armstrong.

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.

Sammy Sosa: Chicago Cubs 'Don't Care About Me'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Retired slugger Sammy Sosa is upset with the Chicago Cubs for not retiring his No. 21 jersey, telling a magazine that the organization...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Sammy Sosa can't believe that the Cubs haven't retired his #21. Baseball fans everywhere else can't believe that Sosa's numbers are legit.

Former Major League Baseball Player Doug Glanville on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Former Major League Baseball player Doug Glanville stopped by to discuss his book, The Game From Where I See It; his career with the Cubs, Phillies and Rangers; and more.

Sammy Sosa's Skin PHOTOS: Pictures Reveal Light Pigmentation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS) UPDATE, 5/12/2010: Sammy Sosa is reportedly black again. Click here for more. UPDATE, 11/13 4:12 AM: Hall of Fame forward C...

Sammy Sosa, Black Again! Skin Reportedly Back To Old Hue

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Sammy Sosa's skin is black once again, the New York Post reports. According to the paper, Sosa stopped by the club Liv at Miami Beach's Fontainebleau ...