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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...
January Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
Tags: Paul Haggis, Baseball, Artie Shaw, Janis Joplin, Phil Jackson
The voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America pitched a shutout in this year’s Hall of Fame election and delivered a not-so-surprising repudiation of baseball’s tawdry steroid era. Maybe that was the right message to send...
Tags: Voting, Baseball, Barry Bonds, Sports
The NHL's Board of Governors gave unanimous approval Wednesday to the collective bargaining agreement it had tentatively reached with the players' association. The next step will be for players to ratify the deal. That electronic voting process is...
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...
Tags: Mark McGwire, Voting, Lawrence Taylor, Baseball, Fred McGriff
Eric Church is now officially an “Artist of the Year!” The singer was honored this past weekend by CMT for having one of the biggest years in country music. The singer closed out the show with a powerful performance of his hit “Homeboy,&...
Hall of Famer Barry Larkin knows some people he doesn't want joining him in Cooperstown. Drug cheats. “I think if you cheated, no, you don't deserve it because I know how difficult it was for me to get there and how difficult it was for me just to...
Tags: Baseball, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Cincinnati Reds, Joe Blanton
Several Hagerstown-area residents agree with three players not being voted into Baseball Hall of Famecaleb.firstname.lastname@example.orgMajor League Baseball’s all-time leader in home runs and MVP awards, the all-time leader in Cy Young Awards, and the only player to hit more than 60 home runs in three different seasons were on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot this year. Despite...
Ho, ho, ho. If there ever was a year that we needed Santa, this is it. Of course I'm not really Santa, even though I do have the correct body type. But we can all help, right? So allow me to hand out presents to some folks we all know. Granted, some may...
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....
I was overjoyed to learn that no one was nominated for entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year ("Voters shut out players," Jan. 10). A few nominees, including Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds, were shunned in their first year of...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating whole grains is associated with a decreased risk of prediabetes, a blood sugar elevation that can precede diabetes in adults, according to new research. Swedish residents who ate food containing more than 59 grams --...
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