Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus probes scouts and big league executives to find out what exactly makes a player a "4A hitter." Several factors can keep a player out of the big leagues, but it usually comes back to adjustments.
HBO Films is planning to turn a best selling book about Barry Bonds' alleged steroid use and the federal government's wide-ranging probe into performance enhancing drug use in sports into a movie, one of the book's authors said Thursday.
Barry Bonds was charged Thursday with perjury and obstruction of justice, the culmination of a four-year federal probe into whether he lied under oath to a grand jury investigating steroid use by elite athletes.
Greg Anderson, the convicted steroids peddler and weight trainer in prison for refusing to testify in the government's perjury probe of Barry Bonds, is rooting for the slugger to break the Major League Baseball home run record.
The former federal prosecutor who oversaw the government's investigation into alleged performance-enhancing drug use by Barry Bonds and other professional athletes said the nearly five-year probe could come to an end "in the not-too-distant future."
The Giants trainer testified before the federal grand jury investigating steroid use in sports, a sign the probe of star slugger Barry Bonds was not derailed by the firing of the investigation's top prosecutor.
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell warned baseball owners that a lack of cooperation with his investigation into steroid use will "significantly increase" the chances of government involvement.
The federal prosecutor who has led the high-profile probe into athlete steroid abuse announced he was stepping down, and critics alleged political pressure from the Bush administration was pushing him and others out of their jobs.
Reporters Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada worked out a deal with the government that they could appeal U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White's Aug. 15 order before authorities seek sanctions against the two, including jail.