Bud Selig talks about parity, but winter moves shift the power in baseball even more firmly to the east. A salary cap or other equalizing measure would limit the ability of its biggest, most watched teams to dominate.
Their tawdry divorce is the last straw in Frank and Jamie McCourt's ill-starred ownership of the once-proud (and now irrelevant) Dodgers. Can this franchise be saved, even if their marriage can't?
Somebody has always had an excuse, a way to dismiss the latest steroid revelation in baseball. But no longer. Not after Manny Ramirez's suspension.
What have we learned from Manny Ramirez and Terrell Owens in the past few weeks? Maybe it's that the balance of power is shifting to ownership in pro sports.