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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...
  • The Chicago Baseball Happiness Scale

    The Chicago Baseball Happiness Scale
    It's been a bad year for Chicago baseball. The city's beloved ball clubs enter the All-Star break a combined 27 games under .500, and any hope created in 2012 on either side of town seems long dead. The 2013 season will be remembered by fans of either...
  • 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...
  • Connecting the dots: Garza to Braun to Peavy

    Connecting the dots: Garza to Braun to Peavy
    The Cubs played chicken with Matt Garza’s scheduled start in Arizona on Monday. The Rangers blinked when they heard AL West leader Oakland was trying to barge into the trade talks. Deal. The White Sox can’t set a Thursday deadline in advance...
  • Baseball Hall of Fame

     
    I'm several weeks away from entering my own Hall of Fame season, where I begin accepting nominations to my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters. I've never had a year in which no one was inducted. Then......
  • “Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.” has baseball great stepping up to the reality-show plate

     
    A lot of people view Pete Rose these days with a mixture of anger and pity. Anger that his long-ago sin of betting on baseball games still keeps the sport's all-time hit king out of the Hall of Fame, and pity at the sad caricature they think he's become....
  • Sammy Sosa looks like a vampire on Panamanian TV, creeps everyone out

     
    Who knew Sammy Sosa had become a grown-up Eddie Munster? A photo of Sosa with Panamanian TV personality Nairobi Dacosta surfaced on Twitter, leading many to joke that the slugger looks as if he's completed his transition from human to vampire....
  • Orioles trade for veteran slugger Jim Thome

    Orioles trade for veteran slugger Jim Thome
    During the seventh-inning stretch of an otherwise brutal Orioles' beating on Saturday, the video scoreboard at Camden Yards flashed a message that drew a thunderous roar from the announced crowd of 35,335. The Orioles had just traded two minor leaguers...