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  • Baseball's steroids hysteria: In defense of A-Rod

    Baseball's steroids hysteria: In defense of A-Rod
    People who follow the endless saga of doping in sports know there's one hard-and-fast rule: Any time a big name gets whacked, the quality of public debate on the issue plummets. That's certainly true of the case of Yankees third-baseman Alex Rodriguez,...
  • Don't hold back on baseball asterisks

    Don't hold back on baseball asterisks
    It's time for Major League Baseball to have a grown-up conversation about the legacies of its players, past and present. Ever since the true origin of how the monstrous power numbers of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa along with current superstars Alex...
  • Chris Davis breaks Brady Anderson's first-half homer mark

    Chris Davis breaks Brady Anderson's first-half homer mark
    Leading off the second inning, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis sent Yankees starter Hideki Kuroda’s 2-1 pitch into the left field seats for his major league-leading 31st home run this season. Davis broke former Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson&...
  • Will Davis set the "legitimate" all-time major league record for home runs?

    Will Davis set the "legitimate" all-time major league record for home runs?
    As Orioles slugger Chris Davis sits here in early July with 33 homers and 85 runs batted in, precisely as many as he had in each of those categories in all of last season, it seems like a foregone conclusion that if he stays healthy he will break Brady...
  • Chris Davis to participate in the Home Run Derby for the American League

    Chris Davis to participate in the Home Run Derby for the American League
    After slugging his way to a major league-high 33 home runs — five more than the next highest total and nine more than the third — Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will have the opportunity to showcase his power in front of a national audience...
  • Breaking down the Chicago Baseball Happiness Scale

    The Chicago Baseball Happiness Scale is a comprehensive if unscientific attempt to quantify the happiness that each baseball team gives to its fans in any season. To create it, we used the 1998 and 2003 Cubs, and the 2000 and 2005 White Sox as models,...
  • MLB home run leader Chris Davis: '61 is the record'

    MLB home run leader Chris Davis: '61 is the record'
    Your browser does not support iframes. NEW YORK -- Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles leads the major leagues with 37 home runs. He is on pace to hit 62, which would set a new single-season record. According to him, anyway. "In my opinion, 61 is...
  • Boras says extensions for Davis and Wieters aren't a focus right now

    Boras says extensions for Davis and Wieters aren't a focus right now
    Agent Scott Boras, who represents Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and catcher Matt Wieters, was with some of his clients during Monday’s media scrum and fielded questions. Asked whether he is having any dialogue with Orioles executive vice...
  • Chris Davis set a home run goal before season — but he's not sharing it

    Chris Davis set a home run goal before season — but he's not sharing it
    Orioles slugging first baseman Chris Davis has already topped his personal record for most home runs in a big league season and tied the American League mark with 37 before the All-Star break. He's bested all major leaguers in All-Star votes, and you...
  • Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas elected to baseball Hall of Fame

    Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, a pair of 300-game winners renowned for a decade of excellence atop the Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation, and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball...
  • An argument in favor of enshrining steroid cheats

    OK, I get it: steroids are bad and cheating is worse. What I don't get is why Hall of Fame voters have decided to draw this line at this time. Long-time members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, who sit as judge and jury to decide who gets...