The U.S. Department of Justice formally dropped its criminal prosecution of Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball’s career home run leader.
Alex Rodriguez pulled off quite a power move on Wednesday.
The all-time home runs leader “is working now on a grievance” with the players’ union accusing MLB of colluding to keep him off the field, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.
As you approach the end of the first month of the fantasy baseball season, like all smart fantasy owners you must look every day for better players. Sure, you may like a guy on your bench who plays for the local nine, but fantasy baseball is won with the head—not the heart.
“My godfather means the world to me,” Bonds told USA TODAY Sports. “I love him to a T. But when Alex hits No. 660, I’ll be happy for him. Willie will be happy for him.”
The seven-time National League MVP is the home-run king, with 762 for his career. A-Rod is currently fifth on the list with 654, trailing Willie Mays, Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the all-time home-run king is working with Rodriguez on his hitting as the Yankee looks to regain his form for the 2015 season.
They changes are effective immediately and will be reflected in 2015 Hall of Fame voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Most look like they haven’t aged, some look even younger than they did when they were active players, and some are still involved for the love of the game. Here’s a look at nine athletes over 50 who are still better and more athletic than you and who could beat you in anything.
When we see Hammerin’ Hank, we see more than a baseball dignitary. Aaron is the face of fairness, which led to his greatness, and still makes him the greatest.
During the ceremony Braves chairman Terry McGuirk said Aaron “set the home-run record the old-fashioned way” and added “You will always be the home-run king of all time.”
Since most men don’t have the time, money, and desperation for such municipal waste, we have the A-Rod apologist, who, like their fallen icon, has resorted to vast swaths of illogical reasoning, deflection, and denial in his defense.
The BBWAA has voted on Hall of Fame candidates since 1936, and elections have become more controversial in recent years as stars tainted by accusations of steroids use have fallen well short of the 75 percent needed for entry to Cooperstown.
“I’d rather face (Jeff) Bagwell and (Craig) Biggio than Piazza,” Mazzone told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday afternoon.
It may not happen on Wednesday. It may not happen next year. But soon, the cheaters and suspected cheaters will get in. It is inevitable.