Bud Selig and baseball are walking a fine line with the apparent intent to punish the Biogenesis 20. It could cost the game its labor peace.
Just when baseball thought it was in the clear, its PED problem is rearing its ugly head again. Good luck going clean this time, Howard Bryant writes in ESPN The Magazine.
The Hall of Fame process was hopeless this year thanks to the PED issue, so one voter sent his ballot back blank.
Don't get upset with writers who don't vote for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens or Sammy Sosa. Put the blame for the steroid era where it belongs: on teams and players who profited.
After five years in exile, Barry Bonds wants to be involved with the Giants again. But in ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that if Bonds believes he can return to the game at will, on his own terms, he's quite mistaken.
For nearly 20 years, Bud Selig has ruled over Major League Baseball. Now, with the end of that reign supposedly in sight, here's why he might be rethinking retirement.
There will be no winners in the steroid era, only losers. Our last best hope to clean it up -- the government - just joined that club by bungling the Roger Clemens trial.
The questions for baseball get stickier with Bartolo Colon's surgery. Where on the continuum of available therapies does rehabilitation and recovery end and gaming the system begin?
A guilty verdict on one of the charges against Barry Bonds means baseball's worst nightmare is one step closer to becoming a reality: The game's greatest players are discrediting it.
It's always a harbinger of hope, sure. But in this year's mixed-up, locked-out sports world, baseball's Opening Day is something else, too. It's shelter from the storm.
As a condition of working as a hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, Mark McGwire admitted using steroids during his career. But he doesn't deserve a second chance for the Hall of Fame.
This is the refrain we're hearing from the athletes who've been treated by Dr. Anthony Galea: 'We don't know anything about any performance-enhancing drugs.' Sound familiar?
It's time for the Cardinals to rethink the Mark McGwire situation. His return to baseball can't survive the recent backlash from former players and other baseball insiders.
Mark McGwire's long-awaited admission of PEDs use was a necessary step and makes him a better man, but it does not make him a better candidate for the Hall of Fame, Howard Bryant writes.
Tony La Russa, Bud Selig and others celebrating Mark McGwire's return to baseball still don't get it. This isn't the lesson baseball needs to be teaching.