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  1. Why I vote for PED users for the HOF

    Buster Olney

    On Monday afternoon, ESPN.com revealed the Hall of Fame ballots for the 17 folks here who cast votes, and this seemed to set Twitter on fire in the baseball corner of the world. A brief review of the voting process: Voters are allowed ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  2. Buster Olney argues that steroid users should be allowed in Coope...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, Buster Olney argues that it's pointless, and rather silly, to ban all PED users from the baseball Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2012
  3. MLB - Re-scaling the home run leaderboard

    Peter Keating

    The value of a home run has changed over time, but Peter Keating takes care of that in this Next Level analysis by re-scaling the all-time leaderboard based on dominance. And wouldn't you know it, we have a new leader.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2010
  4. Buster Olney: Sosa a reason to re-examine PED blame game

    With the allegations of Sammy Sosa's PED use out, it's time for players like Raul Ibanez to take aim at peers and the union, not critics, media and bloggers. Plus moves, injuries and Buster again takes on the Sample Size Mafia of new Yankee Stadium.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2009
  5. Uncommon Thievery: Power/Speed Threats

    Brian McKitish

    Brian McKitish examines how age effects players guys who start their career as power/speed threats.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2007
  6. Murphy speaks his mind on 'roids

    Now that the media horde is gone, Sammy Sosa is back at work, writes Jan Hubbard, and everything is close to normal. Or at least it was before Dale Murphy, a former star with an impeccable reputation, said on the radio on Sunday that he believes Sosa...

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2007
  7. Why Sosa could actually work out

    The Sammy Sosa signing in Texas continues to make news, mainly for off-the-field reasons, which there's no need to get into here. While I've discussed this move a few times in the blog, on radio and on ESPNEWS, it's always been about Sammy himself. D...

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2007
  8. Jaramillo sees something in Sosa

    Jerry Crasnick

    Because Rangers hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo went to bat for him, Sammy Sosa is getting an opportunity to revive his career.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2007
  9. MLB ignored the rules

    When Sammy Sosa's bat exploded in 2003 and a thumb-sized portion of cork was exposed in the barrel, crew chief Tim McClelland gathered the other umpires in Wrigley Field and examined the evidence. The manager of the team playing against the Cubs that...

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2006
  10. Howard's homer barrage met with skepticism

    Dan Le Batard

    Ryan Howard is headed where only Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa have gone before. Got a problem with that?

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2006
  11. The worth of No. 714 and 715

    I've been getting a lot of e-mails about this, so I went to Michael Barnes, who has become the broker of almost all the noteworthy home run balls. Barnes brokered deals for Bonds' No. 73, McGwire's No. 70 and Sammy Sosa's No. 66, among others. Barnes...

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2006
  12. Next one to investigate -- Sosa

    Turk Wendell tells Barry Rozner that of course everybody in Chicago knew what was going on with Sammy Sosa and steroids. So now we have an ex-teammate of Sosa coming out and saying that one of the most prolific home run hitters in baseball -- a form...

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2006
  13. Chat with Enrique Rojas

    Welcome to The Show! On Friday, former MLB star and current ESPNdeportes analyst, Enrique Rojas, will stop by to talk about the World Baseball Classic, Sammy Sosa and much more. Rojas has covered baseball for 12 years with various Dominican news...

    Chat | March 03, 2006
  14. Sosa going out through back door

    Sammy Sosa is retiring, apparently, having hit more home runs than all but four players in the history of the game. But there won't be a Sammy Sosa Day in the majors this year, no tear-stained goodbyes, with Slammin' Sammy waving from the back of a c...

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2006
  15. Whither Slammin' Sammy?

    Sammy Sosa wants more money from the Washington Nationals, Bill Ladson writes, and there is word from colleague Enrique Rojas that Sosa also is considering retirement. Scroll down to the bottom of Sammy Sosa's page on baseballreference.com, and you ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2006
  16. Any life left in these old bats?

    Jerry Crasnick

    Several active players with Hall of Fame credentials, including Mike Piazza and Sammy Sosa, are still looking for work.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2006