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  1. Banks to Sosa: 'Just admit it'

    Rob Neyer

    Ernie Banks has some advice for Sammy Sosa: In light of Mark McGwire's recent admission that he took steroids during his record-breaking home run season of 1998, Banks says he would like to assist Sammy Sosa in coming forward to address allegations...

    Blog | January 25, 2010
  2. St. Louis fans cheer for McGwire

    Rob Neyer

    Yes, by most accounts Mark McGwire was roundly cheered in St. Louis last weekend. So, what of it? The L.A. Times' Austin Knoblauch (no relation, as far as I know) thinks the fans should have held their applause: It appears there's at least one grou...

    Blog | January 18, 2010
  3. Even the Goose doesn't know...

    Rob Neyer

    Earlier this week, Craig Calcaterra got Rich Gossage on the phone. As you probably know, Gossage has been fairly outspoken about the use of steroids (etc.) and Craig had an interesting question for the Goose: What would the Hall of Fame do if a curre...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  4. 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
  5. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Sorry, but since it's still only Wednesday I'm going to lead and close with a few more bites of Big Mac. * Posnanski says it's time to forgive Mark McGwire, Bernie Miklasz had had enough of the cynics and Fungoes runs through McGwire's testimony, ...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  6. Is McGwire right about Pujols?

    Rob Neyer

    Near the end of the big interview with Bob Costas, Mark McGwire said something that's mostly been lost among the tearful replays. After a question about his recent contacts with St. Louis Cardinal hitters, there was this exchange ... McGwire: I sp...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  7. Big Mac comes clean, finally

    Rob Neyer

    The key bit of Mark McGwire's statement: During the mid-'90s, I went on the DL seven times and missed 228 games over five years. I experienced a lot of injuries, including a ribcage strain, a torn left heel muscle, a stress fracture of the left ...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  8. Mark McGwire's big comeback (or not)

    Rob Neyer

    No, it's not going to happen. But it sure is fun to think about, don't you think? Mark McGwire is returning to baseball this season as the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach. Could he also be making a cameo as a player, too?In an interview with the C...

    Blog | January 07, 2010
  9. Big Mac came with two dimensions

    Rob Neyer

    Viva El Birdos on the notion that Mark McGwire doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame because he was a one-dimentional slugger. A real one-dimensional slugger, like our erstwhile Juan Gone -- he is truly a sight to behold. Mark McGwire walked as much a...

    Blog | December 31, 2009
  10. Does Big Mac belong in the Coop?

    Rob Neyer

    Tuesday it was Fred McGriff, so naturally our next Hall of Fame candidate is Mark McGwire. Why naturally? Be patient, my friends. All shall be revealed. First, let's stick to some easily verifiable facts ... McGwire was, at his best, a devastat...

    Blog | December 02, 2009
  11. Fisking the Crime Dog's candidacy

    Rob Neyer

    Yesterday in a post about the BBWAA's Hall of Fame ballot, I listed four candidates who aren't obvious (to me, anyway) ... There are four other candidates who give me pause: Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire, and Dale Murphy. The first ...

    Blog | December 01, 2009
  12. Big Mac a Cardinal again?

    Rob Neyer

    You have to hand it to Tony La Russa: He couldn't give a gerbil's behind for what you think about steroids. He'll defend Mark McGwire to his last breath, and now it looks like he will even hire him. What does McGwire bring to the table, though? Rick ...

    Blog | October 26, 2009
  13. Podcast: Neyer's ALCS wrap, Series preview

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer wraps up the ALCS , looks ahead to the World Series and shares his opinion on Mark McGwire becoming the hitting coach in St. Louis....

    Blog | October 26, 2009
  14. Nobody misses old A-Rod

    Rob Neyer

    Peter Abraham on the new (and refreshing!) A-Rod: Mark McGwire once told Congress he would campaign against steroids use and got all weepy about it. Seen him lately? But Alex Rodriguez has stayed true to his promise. He was at a school in Baltimor...

    Blog | September 02, 2009
  15. 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
  16. Steroid Era gets a little less fun

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski on the latest revelation: There is never a time -- never a time -- when I look at Sammy Sosa's page on and do not come away with a shock. Sure, I know this stuff. I KNOW Sosa beat Roger Maris' famed 61-ho...

    Blog | June 17, 2009