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  1. Change will roll into the Hall, someday

    Rob Neyer

    Yesterday, Jim Caple wrote a perfectly cogent, clear-eyed look at the Hall of Fame electorate's tortured take on drugs. In the wake of yesterday's BBWAA Hall of Fame voting results, a number of other cogent and clear-eyed pieces have been written ...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  2. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are absolutely confident that in 2011, we'll finally have flying cars, hunger will be eradicated, and Hall of Fame voters will think rationally about drugs ... Joe Sheehan makes some predictions for 2011, and I'm kicking myself for ...

    Blog | December 31, 2010
  3. Can Giants thank steroids for Cody Ross?

    Rob Neyer

    In retrospect, maybe we should have seen this one coming ... San Francisco Giants outfielder Jose Guillen, left off the team's postseason roster, is linked to a federal investigation into shipments of performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Ti...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  4. Prospect charged with cocaine possession

    Rob Neyer

    When people talk about baseball's drug problem, I don't think this is what they mean: Phillies prospect Tyson Gillies, one of the three players acquired in the Cliff Lee trade this past offseason, was arrested for cocaine possession in Clearwater, F...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  5. Is 600 just a milepost on way to 763?

    Rob Neyer

    How is Alex Rodriguez's latest milestone not really so exciting? Let us count the ways ... 1. Steroids Right or wrong, we just don't get excited about drug cheaters. Not about their positive accomplishments, anyway. Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McG...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  6. Can Rangers' Washington survive revelation?

    Rob Neyer

    Ron Washington's latest comments were obviously well-prepared, but I thought his earlier statements were more telling ... Washington, 57, has been subject to increased drug testing since his failed test, which was administered by Major League Baseb...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  7. PED scolds not impressed with MLB

    Rob Neyer

    When it comes to steroids, there's just no pleasing some people: The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency says Mark McGwire's admission of steroid use should spur baseball to get tougher on drug cheats. WADA president John Fahey said Tuesday...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  8. Papi's got a point

    Rob Neyer

    My favorite part -- and it comes at the very end -- of the New York Times' story about Red Sox sluggers David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003: In 2007, Ortiz said that he used to buy a protein sha...

    Blog | July 30, 2009
  9. Bill James on steroids

    Rob Neyer

    Bill James, after maintaining silence (well, mostly) on the subject for some years, is now ready to offer his thoughts on baseball players and performance-enhancing drugs and the Hall of Fame. Money quote: It seems to me that, with the passage of ti...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  10. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were captured, beaten into submission, then released on their own recognizance ... * As Charles P. Pierce writes in Slate, Manny Ramirez's return has revealed our true attitude about baseball's drug war. * Can ...

    Blog | July 08, 2009
  11. Sosa latest on proud list

    Rob Neyer

    Oops. Sammy Sosa, who joined with Mark McGwire in 1998 in a celebrated pursuit of baseball's single-season home run record, is among the players who tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, according to lawyers with knowledge of...

    Blog | June 16, 2009
  12. Torre: No timetable for Manny to address the Dodgers

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by ESPN's Claire Smith PHILADELPHIA -- Although Manny Ramirez is eligible to work out with the Los Angeles Dodgers during his 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy, the all-star outfielder has yet to do s...

    Blog | May 13, 2009
  13. Podcast: Roger Clemens interview

    Rob Neyer

    On Mike & Mike Tuesday morning, Roger Clemens addresses the book about him that comes out today and says Brian McNamee never gave him HGH or any performance-enhancing drugs....

    Blog | May 12, 2009
  14. Banned substances and the Hall of Fame

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by ESPN's Pedro Gomez Once again, one of the front-burner topics in baseball is whether the players who have been implicated using performance-enhancing drugs should be voted into the Hall of Fame. Ramirez ...

    Blog | May 09, 2009
  15. Leave the record books alone

    Rob Neyer

    In the Village Voice, Allen Barra sticks a knife in the idea that Bud Selig should mess with Alex Rodriguez ... then works it around and does some serious internal damage ... How about a drug test for everyone commenting on the A-Rod scandal?...

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2009
  16. Drugs, suspensions interrupted promising career

    Rob Neyer

    Steve Howe was once one of the game's best relievers. But we'll never know how good he could have been.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2006