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Torii Hunter (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) and Bryce Harper (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

MLB All-Star Game Serves As Learning Platform For Rising Stars

Even though Tuesday night’s All-Star game is for the young, there’s still a place at Citi Field for the guys sporting a bit of gray.

07/16/2013

Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles during All-Star Workout Day on July 15, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Chris Davis On Home Run Chase: ‘61 Is The Record’

The Orioles slugger says he’s chasing baseball’s true single-season home run leader, Roger Maris, “and I think most fans agree with me on that.”

07/16/2013

Pete Rose (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Listing The All-Time MLB Leaders

For this installment of By The Numbers, I thought I would take a look at the all-time hitting and pitching leaders, just to get a feel for some of the numbers.

06/26/2013

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: ‘The Ultimate Blast’ — An All-Time Great Home Run Derby

Since the Midsummer Classic will be preceded by a home-run contest on the previous day, I offer this fantasy all-time Home Run Derby called “The Ultimate Blast.”

06/17/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Keidel: Have Any Dignity Left, A-Rod? Retire Today And Don’t Come Back

Alex Rodriguez is the best and worst of sports, with a hearty helping of the latter for the last decade. The conversation becomes gratuitous, redundant, ridiculous. But we must. Because he won’t let us leave him alone.

06/06/2013

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Who Was More Dominant — Babe Ruth Or Ty Cobb?

Can we compare apples and oranges? Ty Cobb won 11 batting titles (BA) in 13 years while Babe Ruth copped 13 slugging (SLG) crowns in a 14-year stretch. Yet, I wonder, can we determine which of the two Hall of Famers was more dominant?

04/30/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: 300 + 300 = A Very Small Number

Stuart Cooke is a college baseball player and is presently taking a course on sabermetrics. He is also our By The Numbers guest blogger this week. As you will see, he discusses a pretty exclusive club.

02/11/2013

Barry Bonds (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Controversial Stats Give Reason To Doubt Fairness

Mr. Jacob Carpenter is another student presently taking a course on sabermetrics. In this installment of By The Numbers, he doesn’t mince words as he looks at some “controversial” numbers.

01/29/2013

Sammy Sosa (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sosa: McGwire And I Should Be In Hall — Oh, And I Might Run For President Of D.R.

Sammy Sosa thinks he and fellow steroid-tainted star Mark McGwire belong in the Hall of Fame. Slammin’ Sammy also said the Chicago Cubs should retire his number, and he left open the possibility of running for president of the Dominican Republic.

01/25/2013

Mike Piazza (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Legendary Met Mike Piazza To Address Steroid, PED Rumors In New Book

The 1993 National League Rookie of the Year will address the rumors of steroid use in his new book, “Long Shot,” co-author Lonnie Wheeler told Newsday.

01/11/2013

Goose Gossage (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Goose: If Bonds, Clemens Ever Get Elected, ‘I Probably Will Never Go Back To HOF’

“What kind of a society and what kind of world are we living in where we reward these guys for cheating? What kind of message does that send? And you know what? If any of these guys ever get in, I probably will never go back to the Hall of Fame.”

01/10/2013

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

MLB Announces Random In-Season Testing For HGH

Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone.

01/10/2013

Mike Piazza (credit: Ezra Shaw /Getty Images), Craig Biggio  (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Hall Of Fame Voters Got It Wrong With Piazza, Biggio

There wasn’t a positive drug test or smoking syringe implicating them. They weren’t dragged in front of committees on Capitol Hill to explain themselves, and their names haven’t been tarnished by clubhouse trainers.

01/10/2013

Lance Armstrong (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

Liguori: Questions To Ponder In Sports As The New Year Is Under Way

The New Year has begun with a plethora of issues in sports that are fueling fodder and heated debate on sports radio stations. Here are a few of the biggest questions as the New Year unravels ahead of us.

01/10/2013

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Ex-Mets GM: Mike Piazza Hall Of Fame Snub ‘A Travesty’

The BBWAA made its statement loud and clear Wednesday: suspicion reigns for baseball’s best from the Steroids Era. Including Mike Piazza.

01/10/2013

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