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  1. Baseball in need of more run production

    Buster Olney

    The topic of parity came up Thursday on "Baseball Tonight," and Rick Sutcliffe mentioned how the sport has changed over the last decade, in the wake of the steroid era. Many, many pitchers have used performance-enhancing drugs, for sure, but the s...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  2. Bob Costas, the HOF and 'authenticity'

    Buster Olney

    I've thought more about an argument that Bob Costas presented the other day about the steroid era Hall of Fame candidates. The key word of his thesis -- embraced by others employed by MLB Network and Major League Baseball -- was "authentic." What he ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  3. 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
  4. With many great players suspected of cheating, Hall of Fame voter...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with players from the steroid era now becoming eligible for the Hall of Fame, voters will have to decide how to cast their ballots when suspicion and unanswered questions remain.

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2011
  5. Games will eventually overshadow steroids

    Buster Olney

    Seven developments we can expect to see as we move forward out of the Steroid Era.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2005
  6. Steroid allegations overshadow achievements

    Buster Olney

    Last summer, commissioner Bud Selig proclaimed this was a golden age of baseball. Now, history is destined to recall this period as baseball's Steroid Era.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2005
  7. Why I'm abstaining from HOF voting

    Buster Olney

    Mike Mussina spent each of his 18 seasons in the most treacherous waters pitchers have ever faced, among the whitecaps of what will always be remembered as an era of rampant steroid use -- and in the offense-rich American League East, no less. He was...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  8. MLB: Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Ty Cobb and the Hall of Fame's blurr...

    Buster Olney

    "Character" and "sportsmanship" matter in Hall of Fame voting -- except when they don't. Cheating, betting and doping did not disqualify past players from the Hall, so why are Pete Rose and players from the steroids era held to a different standard?

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2010
  9. The Hall of Isolation

    Buster Olney

    Mark McGwire is the first steroids-era test case for the Hall of Fame, and the slugger who hit more homers than all but Alex Rodriguez and seven other players has never polled more than 25 percent in the voting. In some quarters, there is a presumpt...

    Blog | August 05, 2010
  10. MLB: Alex Rodriguez belongs in the Hall of Fame, but could wait f...

    Buster Olney

    Like Bonds and McGwire, Alex Rodriguez has benefited from steroids in his career at a time when it's fair to assume a high percentage of his playing peers did as well. He is among the best of that group, but Hall of Fame candidacy could be an issue.

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2010
  11. Buster Olney: Baseball's 2009 midseason report shows us that 30 i...

    Buster Olney

    In the post-steroids era, the battle is on to stockpile the best young talent

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2009
  12. Somebody take responsibility already

    Buster Olney

    An official who has been in baseball a long time sounded really tired Wednesday morning. He was really down. He had a serious case of the Steroids Era Blues, because he believes the issue will continue to hang over the sport, and that the same questi...

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2009