| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Pete Rose, moral conscience of baseball.
Mr. Rose, the guy who has been in purgatory for a long, long time because he is a Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, has some very good advice for another baseball bad boy, Alex Rodriguez.
"We have to get these...
| Aug 18, 2013
Alex Rodriguez has hit 303 home runs as a New York Yankee and 648 overall. On August 9, he played his first home game this season for a team that, as of the day before, had a record of 57-56 and was 11 games behind the hated Boston Red Sox. Despite all...
| 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.
| 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 28, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Uh-oh. Now we did it.
It’s our fault.
You. You. You. And you.
And you over there … wearing the parka. Raise your hand, too.
I guess I’m a major part of it, too.
I didn’t know we had such power. I guess there is strength in...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Maybe Ryan Braun will turn over a new leaf now, like Mark McGwire suggested he would when he told that congressional subcommittee that he would talk to kids about steroids, even if he wouldn't admit using them. Until further notice, however, it's hard...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:37 PM
NEW YORK — Note to the truly naive: Another baseball slugger is going to get caught messing with his testosterone level or buying bull semen off the Internet, probably sooner than later.
When it happens, his reputation will be thrown into the...