In February 2009, Alex Rodriguez went on television and asked for forgiveness. Two days before, he'd been revealed as a user of performing enhancing drugs. So he sat down for an interview with Peter Gammons to tell America that those tainted days were behind him. "I was young. I was stupid. I was ... More >>
Not to steal some thunder from Lance Armstrong before his big confession to Oprah is aired tonight--the Manti Te'o story has already done that--but I must make a confession of my own. I've got to get this monkey off my back. I've got to free myself of the burden I've been carrying around for so long ... More >>
"Reggie," says Joe Torre in the wake of the latest Reggie Jackson flap, "is just being Reggie." Yes, indeed, Reggie was just being Reggie when he made his inflammatory comments in the current issue of `Sports Illustrated. And once again we are reminded that the real Reggie is a self-centered jerk. ... More >>
Here's a quote from R.A. Dickey about his knuckleball: "The metaphor I would give is that if a traditional knuckleball is a butterfly, mine is more like a butterfly on steroids. It's more like a mosquito or a hummingbird than a butterfly, because of its velocity. It comes in and breaks late at the p ... More >>
In case you're wondering why the U.S. Government is still pressing a case against Roger Clemens, think about it this way: years of work and millions upon millions of dollars have gone into investigations that have so far resulted in Barry Bonds being confined to his home for six months - and even th ... More >>
Pop-chart record-keeping can be as contentious as baseball's, and we've got quite the steroids-style asterisk forming atop Billboard's Hot 100. On the most recent chart, the most pervasive radio star of the last half-decade brushed past a couple of legends into the hall of fame. And like Barr ... More >>
Granted, it's hard to see how the tools for putting out Cosmopolitan (this month's lead article: "First, Take Off His Pants") and Seventeen ("Amazing Hair") instantly translate into running the nation's largest and most troubled public school system. But for the moment anyways, it might be wo ... More >>
Following in the not-so-great tradition of Barry Bonds, former Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens has been indicted by federal authorities on six charges, including perjury and making false statements to Congress, about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
At last some heat during the latest installment of MSG's The Lineup. In Episode 4, Sparky Lyle and Gary Carter -- muddleheads both -- went against the majority (Elias Bureau Steve Hirdt, Will Leitch, and host Fran Healy) by choosing Graig Nettles over Alex Rodriguez as New York's all time bes ... More >>
Image (cc) shalf. Andrew Breitbart of Big Government, the web site that ran the ACORN pimp/prostitute videos, leading to the investigation that cleared ACORN of illegal activity in the events there recorded, didn't like our item on the investigators' report yesterday. But then, he doesn't like mu ... More >>
It's October, and the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson once again haunts the autumn breezes. In Chicago, two attorneys with ties to the Chicago Baseball Museum organization are claiming that Eliot Asinof, author of the best seller about the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal, Eight Men Out, was wrong abou ... More >>
First off, anything written about St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman Albert Pujols should begin with a sentence along the lines of "He's the greatest player in the game today, and the best player so far in the 20th century. And, probably, one of the 20 greatest players of all time." He didn't do ... More >>
Way funnier than this photo would lead you to believe. Open-minded types that we are, we're finding ourselves increasingly entertained by MSNBC's Morning Joe, which we'll nominate as the best show to breakfast by--it has a kind of looseness that TV needs more of, plus it's actually aimed at adults ... More >>
After his admission that he used performance enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, Alex Rodriguez received the support of the Yankees organization ("Although we are disappointed in the mistake he spoke to today, we realize that Alex -- like all of us -- is a human being not immune to fault"). Fans and ... More >>
Heaven can wait: Chesley Sullenberger live, in "US Airways Flight 1549 Full Cockpit Recording" To try to counter the sickening economic news, remember another horror story that actually had a happy ending. Sully Sullenberger knows what "sickening" feels like, although his voice in the above cockp ... More >>
Torre's gone, but the slugger may return
Cover illustration by by Roberto Parada In this week's Voice, sports writer Allen Barra takes on a potential legend in the making—Mets shortstop and 23-year-old phenom José Reyes. Barra writes: Like Mickey in 1951, Reyes is reputed to be the fastest player in the game, and like Mant ... More >>
José Reyes could be the greatestif he doesn't figure out just how much Mets fans want from him
(Hint: Because it's not black.)
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In Baseball's Labor Game, Reporters Miss the Signs
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A Heavy Whiff of Uncertainty After Phillipss Frenetic Deals
Thanks for the Memories, You Yankee Role Players. Now Get Out of Here.
Need Relief? Summon the Pen.
WFAN Takes On Novembers Favorite Sport
Big-Time Sports Domestic Violence Problem
Joseph Paul Dimaggio, 1914-1999
Grading baseball's off-season moves