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.
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.
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?
The years between 2000 and 2009 should be called the decade of the fan in sober acknowledgement of the ultimate victory of the dollar in sports, writes Howard Bryant.
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.
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?
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.
When Howard Bryant wrote about David Ortiz's power slump and didn't mention steroids, readers reacted with surprise. So a question arises: Has the relationship between fans and the game finally reached a tipping point?
The home runs are nonexistent and the batting average is embarrassing, but David Ortiz stands firm in the belief that we are not witnessing the decline and fall of Big Papi.
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.
Hank Aaron's last season was 1976, more than three decades ago. But as he turns 75, the game of baseball needs his integrity and values more than ever, writes ESPN.com's Howard Bryant.
The Angels did everything they could to finally end their struggles at Fenway Park, until Manny Ramirez's walkoff home run.