Tag: steroids

Are PEDs Worth The Risk For Players?

An article by posted on June 2, 2016 0 Comments
Are PEDs Worth The Risk For Players?

As was reported on Wednesday night, Marlon Byrd was suspended for 162 games by MLB for testing positive for PEDs for the second time. This is another player on the long list of suspensions this season. Jenrry Mejia was one of the first dominoes to fall when he received a lifetime ban for testing positive […]

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MLB Feature: Why Steroids Aren’t Going Away

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Feature: Why Steroids Aren’t Going Away

Last spring I interviewed Steve Kettmann for Metsmerized Online following the publication of his book “Baseball Maverick,” and one of the questions involved whether he’d noticed any indication that the Mets front office was adjusting to a post-steroid era. I thought his response was interesting. MB: Given this front office’s statistical predilections, have there been […]

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Are We Rushing to Judgment on Mejia?

An article by posted on February 13, 2016 0 Comments
Are We Rushing to Judgment on Mejia?

Well unless you’re living under a rock, by now you’ve heard that Jenrry Mejia is permanently suspended from baseball for testing positive for steroids use a third time. The universal take is that he was incredibly stupid. At first, that was my take as well. However, there is something in me that began to question this premise. The one question I […]

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Proving Piazza Didn’t Use Steroids

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Proving Piazza Didn’t Use Steroids

There have been some irresponsible opinions that Mike Piazza‘s election to the Hall of Fame means it will pave the way for  known steroid users to be elected to the Hall of Fame. This premise contains one potential logic fallacy. It presupposes Piazza used steroids. Did he? Let’s start with the case against him. There are no reports, investigations, or […]

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Mike Piazza Questions Enter A Gray Area After HOF Announcement

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Questions Enter A Gray Area After HOF Announcement

After he was banished from baseball for violating its golden rule, it appeared there would be no more moments of glory for Pete Rose. When you gamble in baseball, you always lose. You’re always out. No more managing the Reds. Certainly, no Hall of Fame. Then Bud Selig relented, if only slightly. As part of the turn of […]

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Even In Defeat, A-Rod’s Still A Winner

An article by posted on February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Even In Defeat, A-Rod’s Still A Winner

Alex Rodriguez‘s handwritten apology letter released to the media yesterday was a joke. It was authentic A-Rod: cold, unforgiving, and insincere. In a letter that should be the most humble apology we’ve ever heard, he didn’t explain himself. He didn’t even say what he did. He called his steroid use “the mistakes that led to my […]

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Hall of Fame Thread: Mike Piazza Shut Out Again!

An article by posted on January 6, 2015 0 Comments
Hall of Fame Thread: Mike Piazza Shut Out Again!

The BBWAA have elected four players into the Hall of Fame and they are Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, and Randy Johnson. Biggio received 82.7 percent of the votes (549 ballots cast). Johnson was 97.3, Martinez 97.1 and Smoltz at 82.9. It is the first time since 1955 that four players have been elected […]

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More Trouble With Hemi-Roiders

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
More Trouble With Hemi-Roiders

It’s one thing for Jose Canseco to get pulled over with a goat in a diaper riding in his back seat, it’s quite another if he blows one of his fingers off cleaning a handgun. Unless he had bag of ice (or even a slushy) handy , the likelihood is that this little piggy is […]

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Sandy Has No Recollection Of La Russa’s Steroid Concerns… None, Zero, Nada…

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Has No Recollection Of La Russa’s Steroid Concerns… None, Zero, Nada…

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that if Tony La Russa came to him with suspicions about performance enhancing drug use when the two were with the Oakland A’s organization, he doesn’t remember it. “I spent a lot of time thinking about those kinds of circumstances over the years, particularly eight or nine years […]

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MMO Review: Ken Burns’ The Tenth Inning

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Review: Ken Burns’ The Tenth Inning

Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby was once asked what he does all winter. The great 2Bman replied, “I stare out the window and wait for spring.” I am just like Hornsby. No, I don’t have a career 358 BA but I do the same. Unlike most of you, I don’t follow other sports. One tradition […]

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