Tim Lincecum is a good-natured skater-punk kid. Pablo Sandoval is a cuddly goof. But the best reason to like these NLCS-bound Giants? Nobody is looking over his shoulder at the brooding visage of Barry Bonds.
The evidence doesn't lie. And neither, as it turned out, does C.J. Hunter, who was right in portraying ex-wife Marion Jones as a heavy steroids user.
Jose Canseco, as much as it makes some people choke on their Froot Loops to admit it, is one of the few people who has even remotely approached a truth anywhere along the line of the steroid story.
Steroids are the headline. But the fact amphetamines are in baseball's new proposed agreement is real news.
Of course Donald Fehr and Bud Selig don't "get it," baseball has been running from steroids for years.
Will steroids keep Barry Bonds out of the Hall of Fame? Voters know that's impossible.
Steroid-related news dominated the track trials, but Alan Webb's burst in the 1,500 reminded us it's about running.
The nation's fleetest runners at the U.S. Track and Field Trials are competing for more than a trip to Athens. They're also struggling to maintain their credibility.
Despite renewed speculation about rampant steroid use, players like Bonds and Giambi should weather any storm.
Jose Canseco wasn't taken seriously when he talked of rampant steroid use in baseball. But this is different.