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  1. Podcast: Bonds, Johnson, Braves

    Rob Neyer

    Well, Mr. Barry Bonds was in the news. Eric and Keith discuss that and things that happened on the field in Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. Bonds: How does this affect his Hall of Fame chances? Keith weighs on steroid outrage. Josh Johnson ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  2. Will Bagwell get lost in Cooperstown crowd?

    Rob Neyer

    The Hall of Fame ballot is out there and in the hands of longtime BBWAA members (which leaves me out). In my mind there's just one big question but more on that in a moment. First the source material: Suspected steroid users Rafael Palmeiro and ...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  3. Can Giants thank steroids for Cody Ross?

    Rob Neyer

    In retrospect, maybe we should have seen this one coming ... San Francisco Giants outfielder Jose Guillen, left off the team's postseason roster, is linked to a federal investigation into shipments of performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Ti...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  4. Is 600 just a milepost on way to 763?

    Rob Neyer

    How is Alex Rodriguez's latest milestone not really so exciting? Let us count the ways ... 1. Steroids Right or wrong, we just don't get excited about drug cheaters. Not about their positive accomplishments, anyway. Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McG...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  5. Shocking news about Lenny Dykstra

    Rob Neyer

    Lenny Dykstra used steroids? Really? Well, it's only hearsay. But, yeah. According to his onetime business associate Randall Lane (who, granted, has few reasons to be charitable toward Dykstra). It's all in Lane's new book: Lane said the admissi...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  6. Are young pitchers key to scoring drought?

    Rob Neyer

    After Ross Newhan runs through all the pitching-friendly stats this season, he gets to the thing: What is happening? The knee jerk inclination is to credit baseball's crackdown on steroids and amphetamines, and while that is certainly a contribut...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  7. If Big Hurt wasn't 'clean,' who was?

    Rob Neyer

    At the end of nearly 2,100 words, Joe Posnanski makes a great point about Frank Thomas and the Hall of Fame. Joe's Big Finish: We all understand that the Hall of Fame voters, as a group, have little sympathy or respect for steroid users. McGwire's...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  8. Banks to Sosa: 'Just admit it'

    Rob Neyer

    Ernie Banks has some advice for Sammy Sosa: In light of Mark McGwire's recent admission that he took steroids during his record-breaking home run season of 1998, Banks says he would like to assist Sammy Sosa in coming forward to address allegations...

    Blog | January 25, 2010
  9. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    They say it's better to have played in and lost a conference championship game than never to have played at all. I'm not so sure. * I'm sure you've already read Doug Glanville's take on steroids. But have you seen Craig Calcaterra's take on Glanvi...

    Blog | January 25, 2010
  10. Even the Goose doesn't know...

    Rob Neyer

    Earlier this week, Craig Calcaterra got Rich Gossage on the phone. As you probably know, Gossage has been fairly outspoken about the use of steroids (etc.) and Craig had an interesting question for the Goose: What would the Hall of Fame do if a curre...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  11. PED scolds not impressed with MLB

    Rob Neyer

    When it comes to steroids, there's just no pleasing some people: The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency says Mark McGwire's admission of steroid use should spur baseball to get tougher on drug cheats. WADA president John Fahey said Tuesday...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  12. Big Mac a Cardinal again?

    Rob Neyer

    You have to hand it to Tony La Russa: He couldn't give a gerbil's behind for what you think about steroids. He'll defend Mark McGwire to his last breath, and now it looks like he will even hire him. What does McGwire bring to the table, though? Rick ...

    Blog | October 26, 2009
  13. Nobody misses old A-Rod

    Rob Neyer

    Peter Abraham on the new (and refreshing!) A-Rod: Mark McGwire once told Congress he would campaign against steroids use and got all weepy about it. Seen him lately? But Alex Rodriguez has stayed true to his promise. He was at a school in Baltimor...

    Blog | September 02, 2009
  14. Thome and the Coop

    Rob Neyer

    Jim Thome's now a Dodger. But is he also a future Hall of Famer? Let's turn to the experts at The Hall of Very Good: To this day, Google is still directing people (mostly those who look for information on "Jim Thome and steroids" o...

    Blog | September 02, 2009
  15. Bill James on steroids

    Rob Neyer

    Bill James, after maintaining silence (well, mostly) on the subject for some years, is now ready to offer his thoughts on baseball players and performance-enhancing drugs and the Hall of Fame. Money quote: It seems to me that, with the passage of ti...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  16. Steroid Era gets a little less fun

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski on the latest revelation: There is never a time -- never a time -- when I look at Sammy Sosa's page on and do not come away with a shock. Sure, I know this stuff. I KNOW Sosa beat Roger Maris' famed 61-ho...

    Blog | June 17, 2009