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  • Baseball Hall of Fame

     
    I'm several weeks away from entering my own Hall of Fame season, where I begin accepting nominations to my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters. I've never had a year in which no one was inducted. Then......
  • MLB home run leader Chris Davis: '61 is the record'

    MLB home run leader Chris Davis: '61 is the record'
    Your browser does not support iframes. NEW YORK -- Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles leads the major leagues with 37 home runs. He is on pace to hit 62, which would set a new single-season record. According to him, anyway. "In my opinion, 61 is...
  • Breaking down the Chicago Baseball Happiness Scale

    The Chicago Baseball Happiness Scale is a comprehensive if unscientific attempt to quantify the happiness that each baseball team gives to its fans in any season. To create it, we used the 1998 and 2003 Cubs, and the 2000 and 2005 White Sox as models,...
  • The Hall truth: The change it must make

    The Hall truth: The change it must make
    History, it has been said, is written by the winners. But sometimes, writers write history, and I’m hoping those with Hall of Fame ballots do that today. When the names of the newest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, I hope...
  • A-Rod, Hernandez: Athletes — Not Heroes

    A-Rod, Hernandez: Athletes — Not Heroes
    This summer has hardly been fun and games in the world of professional athletics. The two biggest sports stories revolve around performance enhancing drugs peddled from an "anti-aging" clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., and an execution-style shooting death in...
  • 'Elysium' review: Heavy metal

    'Elysium' review: Heavy metal
    **1/2 (out of four) At the end of a memorable “Simpsons” episode about ordinary people being overseen by a powerful organization, Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire asks, “Do you want to know the terrifying truth, or do you want to see me...
  • Kirk Gibson discusses the Dodgers-Diamondbacks melee [Video]

    Kirk Gibson discusses the Dodgers-Diamondbacks melee [Video]
    The brawl between the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night was pretty eventful, as baseball fights go, with Dodgers batting coach Mark McGwire taking on Arizona Manager Kirk Gibson and batting coach Matt Williams, Dodgers pitcher J.P....
  • Dodgers-Diamondbacks suspensions: L.A. wins in a KO

    Dodgers-Diamondbacks suspensions: L.A. wins in a KO
    Major League Baseball has revealed its scorecard for this week's brawl between the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Dodgers have won in a knockout. Both teams had pitchers who were clearly throwing at hitters, yet only the Diamondbacks lost...
  • Don't hold back on baseball asterisks

    Don't hold back on baseball asterisks
    It's time for Major League Baseball to have a grown-up conversation about the legacies of its players, past and present. Ever since the true origin of how the monstrous power numbers of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa along with current superstars Alex...
  • Talking up Thomas and Maddux while slapping down Sosa

    Talking up Thomas and Maddux while slapping down Sosa
    So, I guess 12.5 percent of the Hall of Fame voters actually believed Sammy Sosa’s cockamamie Flintstones vitamins story. But 87.5 percent believe he cheated, and the voters kept him out and will forever. The amazing thing about the way the...
  • Pete Rose: Hall of Fame decision is 'kind of sad'

    No living players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, a decision that baseball great Pete Rose said is "kind of sad." In an interview with Fox News, Rose lamented the first shutout since 1996. "There's a lot of great players that were on...
  • Mark McGwire earns his chance for a new path with Dodgers

    Mark McGwire earns his chance for a new path with Dodgers
    When you think of Mark McGwire, you think of numbers, but not those numbers. You don't think of 583 career homers, or 70 homers in 1998, or one homer in every 10.61 at-bats. You think, instead, of 19.5. That is the percentage of baseball Hall of Fame...