The Hall of Fame process was hopeless this year thanks to the PED issue, so one voter sent his ballot back blank.
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.
As a condition of working as a hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, Mark McGwire admitted using steroids during his career. But he doesn't deserve a second chance for the Hall of Fame.
For all its seeming invincibility, NFL may be the most vulnerable of sports, a house of brick erected upon fault lines serious and numerous.
This is the refrain we're hearing from the athletes who've been treated by Dr. Anthony Galea: 'We don't know anything about any performance-enhancing drugs.' Sound familiar?
It's time for the Cardinals to rethink the Mark McGwire situation. His return to baseball can't survive the recent backlash from former players and other baseball insiders.
Mark McGwire's long-awaited admission of PEDs use was a necessary step and makes him a better man, but it does not make him a better candidate for the Hall of Fame, Howard Bryant writes.
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.
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?
While Mark McGwire's image is still extremely tarnished, it's his lack of integrity that remains his biggest issue.
The public might remember Barry Bonds as the singular face of steroids, but Mark McGwire was there first and shouldn't be forgotten, writes Howard Bryant.