| Feb 26, 2012
| 8:51 PM
Ken Williams has the enviable position of seemingly being the only Chicago executive immune from the pressure to win and perform. In recent years we have seen all the Chicago franchises clean house. The Chairman needs to pocket his loyalty and let...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 8:56 PM
Rocket's rough ride
Roger Clemens is going down, just like one of the 292 guys he struck out in 1997, the year many people believe he became a steroid cheater.
I have a strong feeling he's going to be convicted of lying...
| Jul 11, 2011
PEDs make a difference
The Morning Call
Eliminating admitted or suspected performance-enhancing drug users Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Alex Rodriguez from the list, only four "clean" players have hit 600 home runs. Since baseball has cracked...
| Jul 13, 2011
As the limelight falls again on the use of performance enhancing drugs by professional athletes because of the perjury trial of former baseball star Roger Clemens, there is some evidence that Major League Baseball players have been scared straight, but...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:15 PM
It won't be pretty
Tarnished as he is, Roger Clemens could find plenty of better things to do than what he will do this weekend — pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters.
It's unclear if Clemens wants this to be the...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness.
Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 12:56 PM
The heater rides in at 91 miles an hour, belt-high and straight, giving Orioles hitter Matt Wieters a good view of what looks like a strike in the making. As it reaches the plate, it dives toward the ground.
No mortal can say for sure whether the...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:27 AM
Watching Alex Rodriguez reduced to a $30 million cheerleader Wednesday night as Raul Ibanez (Miami Sunset) became the latest Yankees' postseason hero got me thinking.
How much of that remaining $115 million or so on A-Rod's contract (through 2017)...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:11 PM
The International Cycling Union's announcement today that it was stripping superstar athlete Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles over charges of illegal doping effectively ended one of the most celebrated sports careers in recent memory....
| Jun 18, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Roger Clemens was found not guilty on multiple counts by jurors who passed down their verdict Monday.
In a case that lasted over seven weeks, jurors heard the testimonies of 40 individuals before finding Clemens not guilty on six charges of lying to...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:36 AM
When he was 12, Joey Armstrong triumphantly walked off the stage after his band finished its first-ever performance. His preteen punk band had won over some new fans and, more important, his secret was still safe.
Or so he thought — until the...