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History, it has been said, is written by the winners. But sometimes, writers write history, and I’m hoping those with Hall of Fame ballots do that today. When the names of the newest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, I hope...
The Baltimore SunI had a chance to talk to former Oriole Rafael Palmeiro about Wednesday’s Hall of Fame announcement that the Baseball Writers' Association of America did not vote in anyone for the 2013 induction class. That includes Palmeiro, who was on his third...
Did Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and pitcher Roger Clemens miss election to the Baseball Hall of Fame because the writers don't like them rather than their alleged steroids use? The sportswriters and other purists adamantly say the three don't belong in...
The Baltimore SunThe electorate of the Baseball Writers' Association of America sent a clear message to tainted superstars Wednesday: If you were suspected of taking performance enhancing drugs, you don’t belong in the Hall of Fame. At least not in 2013. No players...
Tags: Jim Palmer, Donald Fehr, Cal Ripken, Steve Finley, Barry Bonds
The Hartford CourantFirst, my 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame vote: 1. Jack Morris 2. Curt Schilling 3. Craig Biggio 4. Jeff Bagwell 5. Mike Piazza Second, my strong recommendation: Read the commentary titled "The Steroid Era Vote" by Howard Bryant on ESPN.com. The...
The Baltimore SunOne of the perks of covering the Orioles is that we have easy access to Jim Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher who, unlike some other great players, has no problem speaking his mind. I talked to Palmer on Wednesday after he deplaned in Southern California...
Tags: Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, Barry Bonds, Baseball, Gaylord Perry
The thick, white envelope arrives every year at this time, full of rules, names and numbers, but just one question. And it's a question heavier than history on this year's baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Who is worthy? The answer merits more than a...
We live in a world of sports that is broadcast in full color and high definition. We try to view it through a prism of moral and ethical absolutes. And still, when faced with the great issues of our time, everything ends up being cast in shades of gray....
The Baseball Hall of Fame ballot was released Wednesday and the list of great players on it is so long that I honestly don't know what I'm going to do with mine when it arrives in the brown envelope from Cooperstown, N.Y. I could frame it. I could return...
The Baltimore SunThe Baseball Writers' Association of America released its Hall of Fame ballot today, and now the next six weeks will be filled with debate on whether some of the biggest names -- and most controversial characters -- will get into Cooperstown's hallowed...
While many optimists proclaim that the Steroid Era is over in baseball, former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas remains wary. "I don't think it's ever going to be over," the future Hall of Famer told me Wednesday before the Cubs-Sox series finale at U.S....
While Hyun-jin Ryu is not yet a big name in North America, losing him was a bigger blow for the Cubs than you probably think. President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer wanted the rights to the 25-year-old South Korean left-hander because they...
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