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Sometime in the early afternoon on Tuesday, Cal Ripken will pick up the phone in Baltimore and Tony Gwynn will pick up the phone in San Diego, and it won't be to make a bet on the AFC championship game. Each will be informed of his impending induction...
Cal Ripken Jr. seemed to enjoy his orientation trip to upstate New York this week, but even in the idyllic small-town setting of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, he could not escape the big-city questions about the troubling state of the game. The...
OK, it's all becoming clear now. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform grilled Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee for nearly five hours yesterday, trying to determine who has been lying and who has been telling the truth in this latest...
Tags: Jose Canseco, Tom Davis, Roger Clemens, Lacy Clay, Dan Burton
Brooks Robinson is expecting a record crowd to converge on Cooperstown, N.Y., in July to watch Cal Ripken Jr. join the game's immortals in the Hall of Fame. "They'll break the all-time record with attendance at this one," Robinson said. "When I was...
During the news conference Thursday in which former Sen. George Mitchell unveiled his 409-page report on baseball's performance-enhancement scandal, I kept waiting for him to announce that he had been hired by the NFL to perform a similar investigation to...
Tags: Standards, Nike, Inc., Sammy Sosa, Gene Upshaw, Baseball
Cal Ripken Jr.'s career speaks for itself. The 3,184 hits. The 431 home runs. The two American League Most Valuable Player awards. The historic string of 2,632 consecutive games played that initially assured his place among the immortals. It will all...
Not to get all biblical on you, but if the just-released Mitchell Report is any indication, the truth will not necessarily set you free. The 409-page review of baseball's performance-enhancement scandal has, in fact, made us all prisoners of the...
Tags: Chuck Knoblauch, Referenda, Baseball, Voting, Getty Images Inc.
Welcome to the worst nightmare of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Former Orioles relief pitcher Jason Grimsley might have created a portal to a new era of enforcement in baseball's battle to eradicate illegal performance-enhancing drugs....
Sun StaffCal Ripken won't actually retire until the Orioles complete the 2001 season, but the announcement this week that signaled the end of his 21-year major-league career left friends, teammates and opposing players to ponder a baseball world without the...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The man does not do still. He will not -- cannot -- stop moving. Not for anyone. He has tried before, but it is much too difficult. Even when he is relaxed, he is laughing, fidgeting, speaking rapidly and making wild gestures with...
Associated PressWASHINGTON - Saying Major League Baseball "can't be trusted," Sen. John McCain warned yesterday that legislation might be needed to force the sport to change its steroids policy. The Arizona Republican joined the chorus of Congress members expressing...
Tags: John McCain, ABC (tv network), CBS Corp., Work Relations, Laws
Sun StaffWASHINGTON - The line started to form at 6 a.m. outside the hearing room at the Rayburn Office Building, reaffirming the drawing power of Major League Baseball, even in one of its darkest hours. There were fans and Capitol Hill interns and visiting...
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