The talk of sports media this week comes from our sister paper Miami New Times, which has uncovered a South Florida clinic that allegedly gave performance-enhancing drugs to some high-profile athletes, notably Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.
A former employee of Biogenesis, the company in question, ... More >>
Wale is Grandmaster of the sports reference. No musical artist brings as much wit, depth and knowledge to the craft. For instance, in the recently released ode to the former St. Louis baseball hero, "Albert Pujols," Wale slangs this gem:
"John Rocker, Atlanta Bravest knows that I'm awesome/ Bett ... More >>
Lamar Pierce, an associate professor of strategy at Washington University's Olin Business School, wants to make it clear: He does not think Albert Pujols, who's likely to get a substantial raise in 2012 no matter which team he plays for, is overpaid.
"Pujols should be the highest-paid player in bas ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsAlbert Pujols earns $23,529 every time he strikes this pose.Albert Pujols has reportedly rejected the St. Louis Cardinals' latest offer to resign the All-Star first baseman. In so doing, Pujols supposedly won't revisit negotiations until the end of the season when he could become ... More >>
Remember that pose?Another series, another bad loss trying to go for a sweep. It would be funny if it weren't so frustrating. The deciding moment of the game yesterday was a telling one, a moment that for me summed up nearly everything that's been wrong with this season. It was the bottom of ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.org"How much did you get? Wow, that's a lot of money, mang. So that means I should be worth like a billion dollars, right?" Ryan Howard, St. Louis native and current-hated first baseman for the always-hated Philadelphia Phillies, just signed himself a capital 'E' Enormous contra ... More >>
Could Ryan Howard be returning to his hometown of St. Louis? That's the speculation over at ESPN.com, where the sports network says the Philadelphia Phillies are discussing the possibility of swapping Howard for Pujols. The two first basemen are the same age and put up gaudy offensive numbers -- ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgWell, it was inevitable, I suppose. Finally, after years of little passive-aggressive asides and snarky jabs being tossed surreptitiously toward Tony La Russa, someone came out and said it straight up: La Russa doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame. Thom Loverro, of ESPN 98 ... More >>
If one were a professional baseball player, and if one used performance-enhancing drugs, and if one was evasive about it under questioning from members of the United States Congress, and if one were to come clean five years later after being hired as a hitting coach for one's former team, one wou ... More >>
Holy shit. I did not see that one coming. Mark McGwire finally admitted what we've all known for a very long time today, issuing a statement confirming his use of steroids at various times for the better part of a decade. It should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone, of course, bu ... More >>
When people look back at the Yankees' 2009 World Series Championship (it's going to happen, sadly; get used to the idea), there will be talk of Alex Rodriguez finally breaking through and becoming the clutch genius we all knew he had locked away inside him, or Derek Jeter leading the Yanks to the ... More >>
At last, the suspense is over. Our long national (or at least local), nightmare is over. We finally know who the player to be named later in the Khalil Greene trade is. The Cardinals and Padres completed the deal that brought Greene here yesterday, with Luke Gregerson, a right-handed relie ... More >>
The last time Albert Pujols was in the national spotlight was back in November, when he won the National League MVP award. Back then, just a few days before turkey day and almost two months removed from the season, it looked like El Hombre, as some are prone to call the slugger, had laid into the de ... More >>
Yesterday was a rough day for baseball. The A-Rod press conference wasn't so good, and the game took yet another hit to its already-crumbling credibility. All in all, just a bad scene. However, all was not bad in the land of baseball. The lord giveth, and the lord taketh away; yesterday he gave ... More >>
Let me tell you something, folks: it ain't easy being Alex Rodriguez these days. Sure, he's got all the money and talent that most of us only dream of ever possessing, but what kind of life has it gotten him? First, it was the whole Madonna thing. Really, Alex? I mean, come on, man. Dude's got like ... More >>
Here's Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees' $300 million man, in December 2007, telling Katie Couric on 60 Minutes that he never used steroids:And here he is today, February 9, 2009, speaking to Peter Gammons on ESPN:Can you say, "Lying sack of shit"? (Not to mention what the latent effects of tho ... More >>
As our scene opens here on Baseball Card of the Week Theatre, we find CC Sabathia, a pitcher newly signed by the New York Yankees, talking to an excited sports reporter. Let's take a listen, shall we?Reporter: So, CC Sabathia! You've just signed the largest free agent contract in history for a pitch ... More >>
Today, we finish up our cardboard tour of the 2008 Award Winners with the American League Most Valuable Player. We had a Pujols card a while back, so rather than duplicate Albert, I thought we'd go with the mouse that roars, Dustin Pedroia.