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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Baseball

A-Rod Lied Face-to-Face on 60 Minutes

Remember these famous last words? “I have never used steroids. Period. I don’t know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never. The reference to me in Mr. Canseco’s book is absolutely false. I am against the use of steroids.” Yeah. How’d that work out for you Rafael Palmeiro? Apparently Alex Rodriguez is…Read More

Recorded Conversation Shows Anderson Injected Barry Bonds with Steroids

Anyone who read Game of Shadows and paid attention to various court documents that have come to light recently knows that Barry Bonds has admitted to taking steroids. It’s common knowledge that Bonds took the cream and the clear provided by BALCO — both were steroids. So the issue isn’t whether he took steroids, it’s…Read More

Bud Selig Made Over $18 Million in ’07, 5th Highest Paid in Baseball

Try not to spit up on the monitor or gag while you digest the news that baseball commissioner Bud Selig made just over $18 million in 2007 according to the Sports Business Journal. Think about that disgusting number and consider that only four effing players pulled more cash that season than Buddy Boy. Yes, Selig…Read More

Poor Manny, Nobody Wants to Sign Him :(

It wasn’t long ago that Manny dropped one of the best lines by an athlete in recent memory. In October of last year, while Manny was crushing NL pitching, my stock portfolio was riding high, and gas was $4 a gallon, Manny proclaimed, “I want to see who is the highest bidder. Gas is up…Read More

David Wells Calls Out Joe Torre: J-Fraud

Alright, so I’ve already done my share of ripping Joe Torre for co-authoring his “don’t call it a tell-all” tell-all book. I reserved some judgment because I hadn’t yet read it, but still considered the entire gesture to be pretty poor on his part. No need to reveal some of the locker room gossip from…Read More

I Thought Joe Torre Had More Class

Tom Verducci wants to make it clear that the book he has co-authored with Joe Torre is a third person narrative, not a tell-all by Torre. Fine. Verducci says you need to read the book to understand the context of the quotes that have been revealed. Fine. He’s trying to sell a book, what else…Read More

So Mark McGwire’s Been Working as a Hitting Instructor Lately

As much as Mark McGwire tries to stay out of the spotlight — for which he’s done a damn good job — he’s been in the news quite a bit lately. First Deadspin caught some sections of the book Jay McGwire has written that details Mark’s use of steroids while playing baseball. Now Matt Holliday…Read More

Who Gets into the Hall First, Jeff Kent or Barry Bonds?

Once teammates in San Francisco from ’97-’02, Jeff Kent and Barry Bonds will be forever linked. The two formed a powerful duo in the heart of the Giants order for several years, leading San Francisco into the World Series in ’02 where they got served by the Angels. Both have strong personalities and were known…Read More

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