In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that as the Yankees-Sox rivalry fades into baseball's background, David Ortiz grapples with a post-superpower world.
Just when baseball thought it was in the clear, its PED problem is rearing its ugly head again. Good luck going clean this time, Howard Bryant writes in ESPN The Magazine.
Sooner or later, the Red Sox balloon was bound to burst. No franchise could be expected to sustain such a draining and taxing regimen for so long a time.
For a decade and a half, the Yankees and the Red Sox have been in a club by themselves. But the Tigers, the Rangers and the Angels are knocking on the door to superpower status.
It's a victory for the process, despite MLB's cries of anguish. And the successful appeal of Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension should serve as an example to players in other pro leagues.
It's time for a good long look at what Theo Epstein has wrought in Boston in the wake of the Red Sox's September collapse. One writer says the view isn't pretty.
A guilty verdict on one of the charges against Barry Bonds means baseball's worst nightmare is one step closer to becoming a reality: The game's greatest players are discrediting it.
It's always a harbinger of hope, sure. But in this year's mixed-up, locked-out sports world, baseball's Opening Day is something else, too. It's shelter from the storm.
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?
Tony La Russa, Bud Selig and others celebrating Mark McGwire's return to baseball still don't get it. This isn't the lesson baseball needs to be teaching.
The Angels are up against the wall, but don't underestimate their chances to still win the ALCS.
A court ruled against it and the Barry Bonds case looks flimsy. If even the government can't get it right in the fight against steroids, who will ride in to save the day for baseball?
David Ortiz had said all the right things. He wanted us to believe he was different from the rest. Now, it appears he's one of them.
Sammy Sosa's positive test should be greeted with the kind of outrage reserved for the worst breaches of trust because it means we've been taken for an outrageous ride.