December 7, 2013
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How do we deal with those who knew, and didn't tell? And with Sammy Sosa?
One thing we learned from the Mitchell report is this: Nobody is looking out for the players.
Once again, Marlins fans are paying the price for the greed of MLB.
Did the veterans committee have too much Miller before they voted?
The Hall of Fame should let a former king of the Expos start his Raine(s)
... and he did it after the World Series ended.
And we're not talking pitchers!
Artificial talent meets artificial integrity.
What can a team do to defend against the Boras onslaught?
A look at a baseball oddity, a closely contended World Series that resulted in a sweep: 1950— it just "whizzed" by
It's knee deep and it's putrid. Why is the commissioner allowing the Mitchell Investigation to intrude on the Fall Classic?
Is Scott Boras throwing the bull, running with the bull, got the bull by the horns or full of ... you know
How the Central was lost
Why the market for his services is so thin
There is an epic wrap-up in the NL this year. Who will shed tears of joy and who will shed tears of sorrow?
Actually, it's a bit of all three. Writing while dressed in sackcloth and ashes, I look at where it all went wrong for the 2007 Blue Jays.
And I thought I wrote stupid columns.
It's deja 1987 all over again
It should be "pedal to the metal" in the City of Brotherly Love
You'll never see a better example of: "How low can you go?"
Almost $36 million for a 35-plus-year-old player?
Folks love smoking Jays when Toronto comes to town
Wheeeee, that was a fun deadline
Sometimes winning World Series (plural) isn't enough.
"As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.—Proverbs 26:11-12
Oh, relax. Bonds' record won't end baseball as we know it.
... to help rewrite the history of MLB's "steroid era"
I'm going hysterical and heretical
Scott Boras is priming baseball and the public for A-Rod's opt-out
Some days, baseball ownership makes Mos Eisley look like the Garden of Eden.
The increased Latin presence in MLB isn't due to control, but cost control
He’s an African-American with the first name of an old Jewish prophet and a middle and last name close to that of a former Grand Imperial Wizard of the KKK. No wonder Elijah David Dukes is so messed up
Ankiel is learning how to play "Lindell-ball"
Between the last two Blue Jays columns Toronto went 5-14. Injuries were only a small part of the problem
It’s still early in the season for the Jays, but...
It's gonna take a lot more than what's being done to get performance enhancing drugs out of baseball
With the help of the masochistic Eric Chalek (he's a regular reader—what more proof is needed?) we'll take a look at four more potential Hall of Fame clunkers (plus a surprise!—No Dave I'm not quitting; nice try though).
A spate of early injuries hasn't turned the Blue Jays magic number to 911 just yet
... the baseball Hall of Fame?
It's early and I'm squirrely
Has MLB become Bizarro World?
Oh Canada! Or uh-oh Canada? THT's token Canuck looks at the Blue Jays' chances of competing with the Maple Leafs for face time in October.
A-Rod A-Met? A-Possibility!
This time: Mike Mussina vs. Kevin Brown
Readers fire back at Schilling vs. Smoltz
Two great pitchers, one tough pick
What does baseball have to do with the upcoming Grammys?
Nine average pitchers—1,910 major league wins...one Hall of Famer
Sometimes "average" is pretty darned good
Final thoughts on the 2006 Hall of Fame elections
Hey, what's one more Hall of Fame column? You've read others; now read mine dang it!