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David Ortiz and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

David Ortiz, like many of the great players of his generation, has been linked to steroid use. Had Ortiz not been so good with the media, and such a likable player, the Hall of Fame discussion, and the discussion of his recent World Series performance, would be very different right now.

Steroids Aren't the Only Problem Facing the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Keeping people out of the Hall of Fame because of suspected or real connections to steroids may or may not be wise, but keeping people out because the voting rules have not changed to fully recognize expansion is not.

The Philadelphia Perspective: The Phillies Lose the Pennant

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Larry Abrams

Well, the Phillies lose to the Giants in 6, 3-2, at home, and it isn't that big a deal. I'm finishing my second shot of whiskey as I write this and ...

Why All The Rage About 'Roids And A-Rod? Baseball Has Always Had Its Cheaters

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

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.