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  1. Proof that fans don't care about PEDs

    David Schoenfield

    The latest All-Star voting results were announced on Monday and right now your American League starting lineup would include Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera and Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz. I think we know what those two have in commo...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. Over/under: Ryan Braun's home runs

    David Schoenfield

    Since Ryan Braun was in the news yesterday, reporting to Brewers camp and facing the onslaught of questions while not saying a whole lot, let's do him today. How many home runs will he hit? Do you think he was a product of PEDs? Do you think th...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  3. Jack McDowell says PED users in Hall

    David Schoenfield

    I've wondered this: What if an individual already in the Hall of Fame admitted to using PEDs? Would that change the thinking of the voters who don't vote for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and the other implicated steroid users? Hmm, we've ...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  4. Hall of Fame talk: PEDs

    David Schoenfield

    A one-man version of SweetSpot TV. It's not the same without Eric Karabell, but I rant in some fashion about PEDs and the Hall of Fame. For the record, I'm a "let them in" guy, believing these players were a product of their generation and that we ca...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  5. Chat wrap: David Ortiz, MVP talk and PEDs

    David Schoenfield

    Well, we talked a lot about David Ortiz, the AL MVP race, Alex Rodriguez and PEDs. Here's the chat wrap. Next week: No talk about PEDs....

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  6. Alex Rodriguez's power on contact

    David Schoenfield

    Thursday's blog titled "Did A-Rod really gain an edge from PEDs" stirred up some heated debate in the comments section. On Twitter, Paul Sporer asked about Alex Rodriguez's isolated power on contact, the Joe Sheehan stat used in the chart listed in t...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  7. Did A-Rod really gain an edge from PEDs?

    David Schoenfield

    All the anger, the venom, the indignation directed towards Alex Rodriguez comes from an essentially unproven pretense: That performance-enhancing drugs actually enhance performance. In baseball, that basically means one thing: home runs. Nobody seems...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  8. Mike Piazza makes ONE Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    I've mentioned this before: While the Baseball Writers Association of America have become very stingy on their Hall of Fame elections (and that's aside from the candidates associated with PEDs), other groups are just as stingy -- if not more so. T...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  9. Bill James on PEDs and punishment

    David Schoenfield

    From Bill James Online, an interesting takes that relates to the Hall of Fame, in an article Bill writes "is about finding likenesses in things unlike -- hence, the title." In many cases punishment must be linked immediately to the offense, or it ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  10. Chat wrap: Hall of Fame talk holds court

    David Schoenfield

    Check out all the fun we had during Tuesday's chat. Yes, a lot of talk about the Hall of Fame and PEDs. Plus, mentions of Prince Fielder, Hiroki Kuroda, Dave Stieb, Matt Garza and much, much more!...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  11. Don't block the plate? Billy Beane is right

    David Schoenfield

    Many years ago, I posted a poll question on ESPN.com asking something like: Which is the worst baseball sin? (A) Betting on baseball; (B) Taking PEDs; (C) Not hustling. Not hustling won in a landslide. Look, it's easy to understand why fans wou...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  12. Modern medicine, PEDs: Are they different?

    David Schoenfield

    There are many things a baseball player can do to improve his performance: 1. He can practice more. 2. He can learn a new pitch or a new hitting technique. 3. He can get in better shape, either by losing weight or getting stronger by lifting wei...

    Blog | May 13, 2011