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From Left Field: The Ethics Of Steroids

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: The Ethics Of Steroids

In the wake of the Ryan Braun steroid decision, performance-enhancing drugs have been a hot topic of late. Whether you agree or disagree with the decision, we can all agree that the steroid problem goes way beyond the development of tolerance. I sat down with former Major Leaguer Frank Tepedino to discuss the topic. Tepedino’s […]

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MLB Needs To Finally Solve The PED Issue

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments

As all of us grow older, the players we grew up enjoying, emulating and idolizing, have since retired leaving us nostalgic for days gone by. I remember the first time I read the back of a baseball card and found a player born the year I entered high school. Age had finally caught up to […]

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Steroids Era and Hall Of Fame Voting Collide

An article by posted on January 3, 2011 0 Comments

I love the internet and I spend a great portion of my day just reading my sports feeds, chatting with or emailing friends, and even blogging on this site. However, the internet does have its drawbacks. Lately there seems to be a wide array of opinions on who should or shouldn’t get into the Hall of […]

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Darryl Strawberry And Dwight Gooden Enter Mets Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on July 30, 2010 0 Comments

Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden enter the Mets Hall of Fame. Sure this sounds nice and it is a good PR move and maybe it will sell some more tickets for Sunday afternoon. But it’s a mixed blessing. This is my problem with it. The mid eighties, when both came up to the big team […]

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Steroids And Baseball, Continued

An article by posted on June 24, 2010 0 Comments

The following paragraph is part of a letter that I wrote – it was published in the New York Times on January 26, 2004. “President Bush mentioned the issue of steroids in sports in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 21, 2004. As a lifelong baseball fan, I am very concerned about […]

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Cheaters, Phonies and Fakes

An article by posted on January 17, 2010 0 Comments

Former Yankees, Cardinals and Giants slugger, Jack Clark, didn’t have any kind words to say about Mark McGwire’s recent admissions that he used steroids and PED’s. “It’s a shame that he thinks we’re all stupid, that he only did steroids because of injuries. That’s such a cop-out, such a lie. These guys did steroids to […]

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Say It Aint So: The Worst Thing To Ever Happen To Our Game

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

Safe to say none of us were really shocked when Mark McGwire admitted using steroids. The court of public opinion had already found him guilty and on Monday Big Mac admitted what we all suspected and knew in our hearts for years. It does, however, give us reason to look at the long term effects […]

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Mark McGwire Admits To Using Steroids

An article by posted on January 11, 2010 0 Comments

According to Ronald Blum of the Associated Press, Mark McGwire finally came clean, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball’s home run record in 1998. McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. During a 20-minute telephone interview shortly afterward, […]

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What Came First Bud Selig Or The Egg?

An article by posted on November 28, 2009 0 Comments

Sources have told Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune that commissioner Bud Selig plans to step down after the 2012 season, when his contract is up. The good news is that we’ll be rid of him in three years. The bad news is we still have to endure him for another three years. Hopefully he won’t […]

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Ump In Yanks Pocket, Stadium On Steroids, Keith On Tex

An article by posted on June 15, 2009 0 Comments

What a weekend… The New Yankee Stadium is a complete joke, and I can’t believe they didn’t know ahead of time that the place was going to be a launching pad. Every deep flyball was either over the wall for a homer, or caught at or near the wall. You have to hold your breath on anything […]

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