| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Major League Baseball's suspension of 13 players in its most recent attempt to address the use of performance-enhancing drugs, including an unprecedented 211-game suspension of its highest-paid player, Alex Rodriguez, is a welcome sign that the game is...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:13 PM
For 15 minutes before Monday night’s White Sox-Yankees game at U.S. Cellular Field, fans lined up 10 deep next to the visitors’ dugout to ask Alex Rodriguez for the one thing A-Rod keeps trying so desperately to protect.
| Jul 13, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Going to be standing on by best Sunday soapbox a couple times, so slap me if I start preaching too much . . .
Soapbox No. 1: Personal responsibility.
As usually happens this time of year, we have had a couple of negative stories involving members of...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:54 PM
(Reuters) - A timeline of key Major League Baseball doping milestones:
Aug 22 - A jar of androstenedione is discovered in the locker of St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire, who admits he uses the steroids precursor. McGwire goes on to hit a then Major...
| Aug 6, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
At the end of a memorable “Simpsons” episode about ordinary people being overseen by a powerful organization, Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire asks, “Do you want to know the terrifying truth, or do you want to see me...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Alex Rodriguez was banned from Major League Baseball for 211 games on Monday afternoon, just hours before The Biogenesis Boy was expected to play for the New York Yankees against the Chicago White Sox Monday night.
The skewed logic makes perfect...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:16 PM
This summer has hardly been fun and games in the world of professional athletics. The two biggest sports stories revolve around performance enhancing drugs peddled from an "anti-aging" clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., and an execution-style shooting death in...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:39 PM
A Marlins official did not want to talk for this column. He considered it briefly during the Marlins' win on Thursday, but sighed dramatically. He mock-wiped his brow.
This column is about the Biogensis scandal that will cost Alex Rodriguez his legacy,...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:10 PM
In the end, Ryan Braun cut himself a pretty good deal.
So he's tainted now, as a baseball player who used performance-enhancing substances? He's been tainted for two years. Nothing new there.
His thumb is injured. He's getting married in the fall. His...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:55 PM
PHOENIX — Just when the baseball world thought it had seen everything that Yasiel Puig could become, the Dodgers phenom has added yet another tool.
It's not as overwhelming as his bat, or as strong as his arm, but it can be just as powerful...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:08 PM
NEW YORK — Barry Bonds was here.
His is the name that evokes all that went right, and so very wrong, for baseball during the steroid era. His spirit was here Monday, the day before the All-Star game, when baseball's premier slugger declared Bonds'...