Peter Gammons

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Alex Rodriguez, "Disgusted" by the "Injustice" Against Him, Storms Out of Grievance Hearing

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Weiner: Kindred Spirits

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Jorge Posada for the Hall of Fame: Why Not?

    Why was there so little support for Jorge Posada as a Hall of Fame player in this week's sports press? The most common phrase was "borderline HOFer," which, as I recall, I've even used in this space over the years. But let's say it: Posada is a Hall of Famer, though perhaps he won't make it on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Come On, Get Marvin Miller into the Hall Already

    ​Marvin Miller established the Major League Ballplayers Association, made it the most effective union in the country, and in the process became what former Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber called, "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    The Baseball Strike, 15 Years Later: What Was That About?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    A-Rod to Answer Steroid Charges on ESPN (Update: He Juiced)

    Allegations having been brought by Sports Illustrated that Alex Rodriguez used steroids in 2003, the Yankees third baseman will make a statement about it on ESPN, perhaps as soon as today. The Daily News' Bob Raissman says the ESPN statement, done in interview format with reporter Peter Gammons, "is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Damn Yankee: Alex Rodriguez confesses (kinda), and naturally he wants to now 'help kids'

    So Alex Rodriguez finally confessed to having used steroids. What a shocker. He had no choice, because he had so clearly lied previously when he absolutely denied using the muscle-enhancing drugs. But, then, they say that steroids can shrink your balls, so his previous lack of courage is really no ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    August 22, 2006

    Atlas Slugged

    Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest Yankees ever. And the whole world is on his back?

  • Music

    August 8, 2006

    Devils We Know

    Serge Gainsbourg, Lara Croft, blue-collar rapper, Saharan exile—meet Cops