Alex Rodriguez slammed his fist on a table and stormed out of his grievance hearing on Wednesday. He went down swinging, of course, as he is apt to do in autumn. "This is ridiculous!" he said before leaving the room, according to ESPN. "This is fucking bullshit!" For good measure, he punched a wa ... More >>
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 >>
Major League Baseball is coming out, swinging. The professional baseball league produced a new Code of Conduct to better guard against homophobia on the field and in locker rooms. The announcement was made yesterday in conjunction with the New York State Attorney General's office and the MLB Players ... More >>
According to Bud Selig, the main purpose of the World Baseball Classic is to be "our great vehicle to internationalize the sport." This was apparently intended as the silver lining to Team USA's 5-2 loss to Mexico on Friday. Translated from Commissioner-ese into English, it meant, "Hey, it's no fun ... More >>
Maybe you've heard that last night, on the very last play of what was an otherwise perfect game for Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, umpire Jim Joyce missed the call, thus costing Galarraga his perfect game. Everybody - whether you're a fan of the team throwing the perfect game or no ... More >>
In April Anthony Weiner, at the behest of Jewish groups, made good and sure that the Jets didn't play football after sundown on Yom Kippur, getting the league to change the time of a September 27 game at the Meadowlands. Weiner did the same thing to Major League Baseball treatment this week: ... More >>
We all know what Lord Acton said about being doomed to repeat history, so while the fifteenth anniversary of the 1994 MLB Strike (August 12) is still fresh in everyone's mind, let's do some reviewing: Looking back, the casualty list seems staggering: nearly 950 major league games and more than $ ... More >>
Did Sonia Sotomayor save baseball or didn't she? All week long the press has been heatedly debating the extent to which President Obama's Supreme Court nominee impacted the national pastime with her 1995 decision. First, a brief summary of what it was that Sotomayor did. In 1994, with th ... More >>
Apparently not even the prospect of starring in baseball's new umpire replay videos is enough to induce New Yorkers to shell out $300 for tickets to the new Yankee Stadium. After River Avenue Blues ran photos of entire empty sections during Friday's matinee, things got even worse yesterday, when ... More >>
"While the Yankees knew they would be without their starting third baseman until mid May, the team received a bombshell just minutes ago when baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced a 50-game suspension for A-Rod this morning." -- River Avenue Blues. We approve the delicate play of what we know s ... More >>
How about a drug test for everyone commenting on the A-Rod scandal? Let's start with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, who according to USA Today, says that he's " 'just heartsick' about Alex Rodriguez's admission of performance-enhancing drug use and would not rule out punishing him or adjusting ba ... More >>
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