Now is the Time for Cubs to Reunite With Sammy Sosa

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First things first… the elephant in the room.  Did Sammy Sosa cheat?  As far as black letter law, yes.  He was caught with a corked bat on June 3, 2003.  That violates the rules, which he was caught and punished for, whether he used the bat intentionally or not.  The Continue reading Now is the Time for Cubs to Reunite With Sammy Sosa

PEDs Suspensions! What Performance Helper Is Next?

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On August 4, 2013, Commissioner Bud Selig, through Major League Baseball, announced the suspensions of thirteen players for using Performance Enhancing Drugs. The players that were suspended include: Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Jesus Montero, Everth Cabrera, Francisco Cervelli and Antonio Bastardo who are all still on Major League Continue reading PEDs Suspensions! What Performance Helper Is Next?

Integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team

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Those are words that are in Rule 5 of the BBWAA Hall of Fame rules for voting.  The entire rule states: “5. Voting: Voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played.”