Report: Sosa tested positive in 2003

It’s basically the A-Rod deal: Sammy Sosa, who joined with Mark McGwire in 1998 in a celebrated pursuit of baseball’s single-season home run record, is among the players who tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, according to lawyers with knowledge of the drug-testing results from that year . . . . . . […]

Wilstein nominated for Hall

This is interesting: Steve Wilstein, the reporter who broke the story of Mark McGwire’s drug use, might be in the Baseball Hall of Fame before the 12-time All-Star. The retired sportswriter was among those nominated for the Hall of Fame’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award, 11 years after noticing the supplement androstenedione in McGwire’s locker and […]

Smoltz looks beyond 2009

John Smoltz, to WEEI: The reason I had surgery was not to just come back for one year. Having surgery certainly quality of life was part of it, but I could have waited to have that. To have surgery at this point, when I did, and not try to milk anymore of the rest of […]

The Rangers downsize

On the field the 2009 season is shaping up to be a great one for the Texas Rangers. They’re winning and looking pretty good in the process. Off the field, however, things aren’t as rosy: Despite being in first place and having increased attendance at the ballpark this year, the Texas Rangers cut several staff […]

Salt-n-Hammer

From the Boston Globe’s Sox notebook this morning: The Sox have agreed to terms with Wilson and two other picks, director of amateur scouting Jason McLeod said: fifth-round choice Seth Schwindenhammer, a high school outfielder from Illinois, and eighth-round pick William Wilkerson, an outfielder from Augusta State. The players need to pass physicals and drug […]

My Morning in Exile

I post a lot for a quasi-amateur blogger, but there are people out there who are really busting their tails. The next time you think you’re too tired to do something, you think of that woman. Anyway: Pudge Rodriguez is a Hall of Famer no matter what Jose Canseco or you or anyone else says. […]

And That Happened

Things a borderline obsessive box score reader does on a night, and following morning, when there are hardly any box scores to read: 1. Mope. 2. Wander around the house, open random book, read a page or two, then close book. 3. Eat mint chocolate chip ice cream right out of carton (note: this sometimes […]