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.
Remember the stink made in January when Aaron Sele received a vote for the Hall of Fame? That was nothing compared to this.
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot, joining a collection of steroid-tainted holdovers that include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
Baseball knew it had a PED problem in the mid-1990s. Had Selig truly cared, he would have blown the whistle and sought measures to clean up the game.
We aren’t angry at A-Rod because he makes the most money, but because he told the most lies. His montage of malfeasance is galling even by our subterranean standards.
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.
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.”
Rocker is still making noise, a decade after the disgraced pitcher last played in the big leagues.
Take out the baseball cards, kids, it wasn’t just Miguel Montero and Yasiel Puig mixing it up. Several coaches who dominated the game as players in the 1980s and ’90s produced some of the fight’s most memorable moments.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball’s Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.