McGwire the latest in line for smooth rehabilitation

January 14, 2010

BASEBALL/MCGWIREAmerica knows how to ‘do hype’ and the Stateside public lap up a good scandal but when it comes to cheating by use of performance enhancing drugs, the appetite for mass media coverage seems to vanish.

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.

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.

Fixing baseball’s embarrassing problem

August 7, 2009

bondsaster“The cat – mmrrrooowwwrr – is out of the bag!” – Seinfeld’s Cosmo Kramer upon the realization that his first name had finally been revealed.

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.