When Howard Bryant wrote about David Ortiz's power slump and didn't mention steroids, readers reacted with surprise. So a question arises: Has the relationship between fans and the game finally reached a tipping point?
The Mitchell report once threatened to explode baseball into a million fragments. One calendar year later, the game has managed to reduce the decade's most vexing issue into an unpleasant afterthought.
If George Mitchell's long-awaited report on steroids in baseball is to have any credibility, it must reflect the impact of performance-enhancing drugs on past and present game results, writes Howard Bryant.