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The Next Commissioner of Baseball

Bud Selig, a most mediocre commissioner—doubling for a spell as an owner—of Major League Baseball (MLB), will step down in early 2015. By meting out a devastating if circumscribed series of suspensions for PED use, especially to Alex Rodriguez (August … Continue reading

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Baseball Will Never Be the Same

Mark it for all time: August 5, 2013, a date which will live in North American sports infamy. Thirty-eight-year-old Alex Rodriguez has been suspended a whopping 211 games for allegedly using PED. But he is playing and earning his salary … Continue reading

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Top Ten Baseball Stories in 2011

Here comes my (Evander’s, admittedly subjective) Top Ten Baseball Stories and News in 2011. 10. Moneyball is released to theaters on September 23 9. Derek Jeter reaches 3,000 career hits, and Jim Thome reaches 600 career home runs 8. Albert … Continue reading

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Bonds on Bonds

Everyone now knows that Barry Bonds has escaped prison time. He will be under some form of house arrest (in his large house) for a little longer than a month, do community service, and pay a whopping $4,000 fine. Of … Continue reading

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A Little More on Albert Pujols

Sentimentality aside, one has to ask why the St. Louis Cardinals, whose owners control most of the beer that flows thro the veins of all sports in the United States, would not match the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim offer … Continue reading

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More on the Five-year Labor Deal of Major League Baseball

Daily News columnist Bill Madden points out some of the subterranean and darker (or illumining really) aspects of the recent deal between Major League Baseball (management) and the Players Association, which guarantees uninterrupted baseball thro 2016. These aspects have to … Continue reading

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