UPDATE: Does Big Mac belong in the Hall of Fame?

January 11, 2010

Former St. Louis Cardinals star Mark McGwire is sworn in to testimony at the House of Representatives hearing on Government Reform in Washington, March 17, 2005.

In a statement sent to various news outlets on Monday Mark McGwire finally admitted what many had already suspected.

Yankees back winning — good for baseball?

November 6, 2009

sabathiaHomegrown talent and store-bought superstars — the Yankees formula for success for their 27th World Series championship claimed Wednesday with a Game Six victory over the Philadelphia Phillies that returned the team to the winners’ circle for the first time in what seemed to Yankee Nation like an endless nine years of waiting.

A Reuters Sportswrap of heroic proportions

November 6, 2009

Sportswrap is back with a bang, as we take in Hideki Matsui’s heroic performance for the New York Yankees, Usain Bolt bottle-feeding a creature that will one day outrun him and Rafa Benitez trying to invoke the spirit of You’ll Never Walk Alone only to come a cropper in the Champions League.

Time to consider warm weather territory for future World Series?

October 19, 2009

BASEBALL/Last weekend’s wintry conditions in the Bronx made ear flaps and balaclavas essential gear for some players and contributed to a reel of American League Championship Series fielding bloopers worthy of the old Keystone Kops.

World Series: Fall classic for the rich?

September 29, 2009

If the broadcasting Gods had their way, this year’s World Series match up would feature the New York Yankees versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.

from Raw Japan:

Ichiro: Japan’s greatest sporting export

September 14, 2009

Japan’s Ichiro Suzuki underlined his position as his country’s greatest sporting export after shattering one of Major League Baseball’s oldest records.

Mike Schmidt makes the case for reinstating Pete Rose

August 26, 2009

Twenty years ago this week, Pete Rose received the harshest of all of baseball’s penalties: a lifetime ban for betting on games while managing the Cincinnati Reds, the team that brought him fame as a player and infamy as a manager.

Technology and the modern sports fan

August 18, 2009

NBA/“What are you doing?” This simple question is the basic premise of Twitter, the growing social media website that has transformed how many fans get their daily dose of sports news.

The Lasting Hangover of Baseball’s Steroid Era

July 30, 2009

David Ortiz - Photo by Mike Segar / Reuters

Today’s report by the New York Times revealed David Ortiz to be the latest in an ever-growing list of Major League Baseball players guilty of using illegal performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Ortiz’s name is now included on what has become an overhyped and mysterious list of names that tested positive back in 2003, before mandatory testing was put into place.

Too Hard To Say Goodbye

July 16, 2009

In order to put yourself at the top of any sport (or any profession), it usually requires a mental toughness that differentiates you from the pack. A drive to not only succeed, but to persevere is programmed into the psyche for these men and women.