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MLB Commissioner Bud Selig (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Watching Baseball Gets Harder Every Year

Now that we know who will head to NY/NJ for a well-organized, productive Super Bowl week that could lead one, last, entertaining Sunday, we can explore another sport that has followed a different path.

01/20/2014

Umpires discuss a close play at first base as San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy looks on. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

MLB’s Expanded Replay Gets High Marks From Bochy, Scherzer

Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.

01/17/2014

Bud Selig (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

MLB Approves Expanded Replay Starting This Season

Each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he’s right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own.

01/16/2014

Tony Clark (L) and Carlos Villanueva listen as Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference at MLB headquarters on November 22, 2011.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Clark: MLB Players Won’t Allow Deals To Be Voided For Drug Violations

New baseball union head Tony Clark says players won’t agree to terminating contracts as part of discipline for drug violations.

01/16/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Keidel: A-Rod Never Knew When To Say When, And That Killed His Dream Life

Whatever synapse says “stop” never found its way to Rodriguez. Among the myriad malaprops and missteps, he never knew when to say when. And that is what killed what should have been a dream life.

01/13/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Bosch Bombshells: Biogenesis Founder Talks A-Rod, PEDs, Alleged Death Threats

Major League Baseball’s key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010.

01/13/2014

Alex Rodriguez in studio with WFAN’s Mike Francesa after walking out of MLB arbitration hearing. (Photo by Joe Cingrana/CBSNewYork.com)

Palladino: My Opinion? A-Rod Won’t Serve A Day Of Suspension

Of all the holes the Yankees have filled and still need to address, third base is not one of them. Assuming his health cooperates, Rodriguez will be in pinstripes again. This year. Not next.

01/13/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) and Bud Selig (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

A-Rod’s Ban Is A Big Win For MLB Commissioner Bud Selig

Most people regard the decision as a big win for Selig. It is the longest suspension ever under the drug agreement, which began in 2002.

01/12/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Odds Are Against Alex Rodriguez In Federal Court

The odds are against Alex Rodriguez in federal court as he tries to overturn his season-long drug suspension.

01/12/2014

Alex Rodriguez in studio with WFAN’s Mike Francesa after walking out of MLB arbitration hearing. (Photo by Joe Cingrana/CBSNewYork.com)

Francesa Breaks Into Evan Roberts’ Show To Discuss A-Rod Suspension Ruling

WFAN host Mike Francesa says he expects Alex Rodriguez and his legal team to continue fighting the 162-game and postseason suspension.

01/11/2014

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Report: A-Rod Ruling Not Expected This Week

It seems we’ll have at least one more weekend to debate the Alex Rodriguez case. An arbitrator’s decision on A-Rod’s 211-game suspension “probably won’t be known until next week,” according to the New York Post.

01/03/2014

Alex Rodriguez in studio with WFAN’s Mike Francesa after walking out of MLB arbitration hearing. (Photo by Joe Cingrana/CBSNewYork.com)

Report: A-Rod Nearing Deal For ‘Tell-All’ Book

A-Rod’s explosive in-studio interview on WFAN may have just been the introduction. The Yankees star is nearing a lucrative agreement for a book about his feud with MLB, according to the New York Post.

12/17/2013

Michael Weiner (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Selig, A-Rod Attend Michael Weiner’s Funeral

Dave Winfield, Frank Thomas, David Cone, Bobby Bonilla and incoming union head Tony Clark attended the funeral as well.

11/24/2013

Alex Rodriguez leaves his arbitration hearings in midtown on Oct. 3, 2013. (credit: Steve Kallas/WFAN)

Kallas: A-Rod’s Arbitration Is Over; End Of An Error?

Spanning 12 days, from the end of September through Thursday, the arbitration had many ups and downs, mysteries and follies, rights and wrongs.

11/22/2013

(WFAN) Alex Rodriguez in studio with WFAN’s Mike Francesa after walking out of MLB arbitration hearing. (Photo by Joe Cingrana/CBSNewYork.com)

Tacopina On WFAN: ‘Overwhelming’ Evidence That A-Rod Avoided PEDs

Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer acknowledged the possibility of his client unknowingly taking a banned substance, but said it wasn’t the backbone of his defense. “Here’s the thing: it would defy science.”

11/22/2013

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