Category Archives: Baseball

Dope Scandal

130806-baseball-PED-cartoonTwelve ballplayers got 50 game suspensions in the Biogenesis dope scandal. A-Rod got 211. Hardly seems fair, but neither is cheating. Besides nobody likes him. You can see his entertaining press conference in Chicago here.

And here are “The 15 Most Hilarious quotes from Alex Rodriguez’s 2009 ‘I’m sorry for Taking Steroids Interview'” dug up by New York Magazine.

Stan the Man



Stan the Man Musial died a week after no one was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame, due to performance enhancing drug suspicions. Here’s a nice essay by Paul Greenberg on “A Gentleman and a Ballplayer”.

Ozzie Loves Fidel

Ozzie Guillen’s 5 star rating of an aging lefty has not gone over well with Miami’s Cuban community. Ozzie told Time magazine he “loves” Fidel Castro. He modified that to mean he admired Fidel’s ability to hang on to his job against all odds. His admiration could cost Ozzie his own job. So far it’s  earned him a 5 game suspension.

Rapid Robert


Here’s a nice video interview with Bob Feller from the New York Times “Last Word” series.

Death and Taxes


Some guys have all the luck.  Last year the estate tax was 45%.  Next year it will be 55%.  This year?  Nil. Zero. The empty set.  Businesses say this sort of thing makes it tough to plan for the future.  One business isn’t complaining.  Since he died in 2010, George Steinbrenner’s heirs won’t have to sell the Yankees to pay the taxes.