‘Of all the dramatic things I’ve ever seen,’ seven years ago tonight

Regardless of your feelings about Chip, Joe, Powell and Sutton, we should all thank God we don't have to listen to John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. Bonus: A collection of Sterling bloopers    

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Most stat geeks clueless when it comes to drugs

Let me start by saying I'm not close-minded to the importance of advanced metrics in evaluating talent. I'm neither old school or new school -- I just hate math. Unfortunately, many of the number crunchers seem driven by a conviction that they are more evolved than those who have better things to do with their... Continue Reading →

Does anyone besides Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens want to see their HOF induction speech?

Outside of Suzyn Waldman, that is. Otherwise, who's going to make the trek to Cooperstown to see two unrepentant frauds take their place among baseball's greatest players. (Yes, there are some genuine louts in the HOF, and other players who probably shouldn't be there, but why add more?) Can you imagine a more soulless induction... Continue Reading →

Maddux slighted again, and was Smoltzie better than Glavine?

I'm thrilled that the last pitcher chosen in ESPN's ranking of the 100 greatest players in MLB history is the perpetually underrated Knucksie, #100 overall. Not so much with the highest-ranked pitcher: Roger Clemens. ESPN cautions its list is a "judgment-free zone where Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and even Pete Rose are welcome." (Rose debased the game but earned every one of his... Continue Reading →

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