Morbid prediction: Paul Byrd joins Chip and Joe in the broadcast booth next year.
Dan Szymborski of FanGraphs wrote this today: After all, we keep getting data and still, as a group, players that have been caught using PEDs have not outperformed their projections … Continue Reading PED defenders refuse to acknowledge the obvious
https://twitter.com/Ben_Duronio/status/586684665177702401 Not as annoying to Mr. Duroino: Bonds’ cheating, if in fact he did cheat, which, according to Ben and his acolytes, isn’t established fact. Besides, he claims, Hank cheated, … Continue Reading For those who believe Hank Aaron cheated, or Barry Bonds didn’t
“If I perform like I’ve always done, I’ll be one of the best players in this game. I don’t need any added motivation of drama at work. “I’ll just let … Continue Reading One more reason to boo Ryan Braun
I like it when a member of the Braves hierarchy, typically JS, introduces Hank Aaron as the real HR king. But if you’re going to say that, shouldn’t you think … Continue Reading Inducting Javy into Braves HOF a bit hypocritical
Would A-Rod get your vote for the Hall of Fame? If the answer is no, you’re being inconsistent. After all, he’s got the numbers.
I feel zero sympathy for A-Fraud, but Joe Sheehan’s body slam of the Used Car Salesman, who’s reportedly prepared to ban the Yankees third sacker for life under the “best … Continue Reading AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! and AMEN! again
It’s often forgotten that, had then-Rangers owner Tom Hicks not lost leave of his senses, Alex Rodriguez would’ve probably been a Brave. JS was prepared to offer A-Fraud a contract … Continue Reading The best $160 million the Braves never spent
We now return to ’round-the-clock coverage of the steroids scandal involving MLB players we already knew juiced.
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post is an idiot, as evidenced in this exchange with John Schuerholz. KD : I have one question, one challenging question for you. You know how … Continue Reading Speed is to steroids as pot is to heroin
Familiar language from ESPN’s Christina Kahrl, who claims the HOF is already compromised by PEDs. I mean, c’mon, no Mike Schmidt or Hank Aaron in the Hall of Fame? By … Continue Reading PED apologists violate their own liturgy
Terrific column by ESPN.com’s Howard Bryant — so good he almost makes up for Rick Reilly — on this year’s Hall of Fame balloting. Much to recommend here, particularly this … Continue Reading Tonight’s reading assignment
I don’t believe Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens deserve enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. Cheaters shouldn’t prosper. But it’s unfair to lump them together. No question Bonds makes it to Cooperstown … Continue Reading Not all cheaters the same
Roger Clemens’ denial is contagious. In a Los Angeles Times story, The Rocket’s lawyers vehemently defended his client (shocking, I know). “For them to say, ‘He’s not getting into the Hall of … Continue Reading Lance Armstrong, minus the good deeds
Any credibility the Astros and Royals organizations had — and I’m not sure they had any — vanished Saturday night when they dispatched scouts to watch a 50-year-old cheater pitch … Continue Reading An antidote to sympathetic reportage of Roger Cheater’s ‘comeback’
I watched as much as a I could tolerate of the interminable Kevin Millar show on MLB. He and co-host Chris Rose agreed that Big Fraud-i should go into the … Continue Reading Dumbest question of the day w/ a predictably stupid answer
Like all of you, I have no idea whether Ryan Braun used roids or any other performance boosting drug. What I know is it’s unfortunate that Major League Baseball is … Continue Reading Baseball vs. itself
In a recent interview with Chicago Magazine, Sammy Sosa commented on the fact that the Cubs have not retired his No. 21 jersey. “That number should be untouchable because of the … Continue Reading Tuffy Rhodes is more deserving
Featuring a combination of cheaters and superior talents who never panned out. I didn’t include Bonds or A-Rod because they would’ve been great with or without ‘roids. Clemens is a … Continue Reading The All-Fraud Team
From a 1999 “Simpsons” episode, featuring a cameo by McGwire: SCENE: A MLB satellite has crashed into Springfield, arousing suspicion. McGwire arrives to change the subject. MCGWIRE: Do you want to hear … Continue Reading Mark McGwire flirts with the truth