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Miami Doping Ring Latest Example that PED Issue Will Never Go Away

on January 29 2013 5:49 PM
Miami Doping Ring Latest Example that PED Issue Will Never Go Away

 

In what is already being referred to as the East Coast BALCO, the Miami New Times has published a bombshell of a report revealing that Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic not far from the University of Miami campus, has been supplying steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs to athletes in numerous sports.  The list of athletes to have visited this clinic included several prominent baseball players, including future Hall of Famer Alex Rodriguez and suspended stars Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon.

Miami New Times Uncovers East Coast Balco: A-Rod, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez Among MLB Players Busted

on January 29 2013 2:30 PM
Miami New Times Uncovers East Coast Balco: A-Rod, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez Among MLB Players Busted

Miami New Times Uncovers East Coast Balco: A-Rod, Melky, Gio Gonzalez Amongst Named

I guess Victor Conte was right after all.

A stunning report released by the Miami New Times has uncovered a lab run out of Miami by Dr. Tony Bosch has been selling performance enhancing drugs to professional athletes. Among the people named: Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Yasmani Grandal, Gio Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz.

Frank Thomas Should Be, But Probably Won’t Be, An Easy Hall Of Fame Selection

on January 28 2013 3:33 PM
Frank Thomas Should Be, But Probably Won’t Be, An Easy Hall Of Fame Selection

One of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball finds himself back in the news, as Chicago White Sox legend Frank Thomas made it clear that he does not have much sympathy for the hitters of his era whose careers are clouded by PED usage.  Thomas said unequivocally that his numbers are “clean” and that he fully expects to be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the 2014 class.

This would be welcome news for the Hall itself, as the BBWAA failed to induct a player for the first time since 1996 despite a loaded ballot stocked with great candidates.  Many voters could not get past the PED usage of some of the better players on the ballot, and the arrival of a PED-free candidate like Thomas should make for a welcome change.

But will the era he played in cause Thomas to be lost in the shuffle?

Atlanta Braves Upstage Harbaughs, Trade For Justin Upton Uniting Him With Brother BJ

on January 24 2013 5:07 PM
Atlanta Braves Upstage Harbaughs, Trade For Justin Upton Uniting Him With Brother BJ

Despite growing up in a baseball-centric household, B.J. and Justin Upton had never been teammates for any significant amount of time.

Thanks to the Atlanta Braves, all of that is about to change.

The Braves, who signed B.J. Upton as a free agent earlier this offseason, scored a major coup last night when they added younger brother Justin in a seven-player trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The Uptons are the latest in a long line of brother tandems to team up in the Majors and are the first since Scott and Jerry Hariston back in 2010.

Marvin Miller Overdue For Baseball Hall of Fame Induction

on January 23 2013 6:11 PM

 

If there’s one thing that baseball players of all generations can agree upon, it is Marvin Miller’s place in the history of the game.

Dozens of current and former players attended a memorial service for Miller, the former head of the players union who passed away last November at 95.  Under Miller’s leadership, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) transformed into one of the most powerful labor unions in the country, winning numerous concessions that have led to the widespread popularity enjoyed by the players and owners of today’s game.

Despite these accomplishments, Marvin Miller has been passed over for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame on five different occasions – a fact that has outraged current and former players alike.

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