Found January 10, 2014 on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
PLAYERS: Mike Mussina
TEAMS: New York Yankees
Wait a minute. I know what you're thinking:I'm gonna piss and moan about Yankee-hating Gammonites in the Pooperstown vote. Well, you are wrong. How dare you. Nothing, NOTHING, could be further from the truth. This isn't about Mike Mussina being blackballed because he was a Yankee. Nope. He lost because of the F Troop-sorry state of the Orioles during the 1990s. If not for the wretchedness of that team, Moose could have won 300 games in his career and been a lock for the Hall. Look at the numbers:Check out 1992, when Baltimore finished only 4 games over .500 - even though he went 18-5.Or 1995, he went 19-9 for a team that finished below .500. Only twice did Baltimore make the post-season, 1996 and 1997. If Moose were substituted for either Maddox or Glavine - and he played for Atlanta during that stretch - he would now be sitting on 300 wins.Also, his career ERA would be much lower. Remember, he pitched his entire career in the AL East, consistently facing the toughest li...

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Breaking: Yankees' Alex Rodriguez's suspension is 162 games

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Alex Rodriguez’s Suspension Reduced to 162 Games, Says ‘Deck Was Stacked’ Against Him

The verdict is finally in for Alex Rodriguez. The Yankees third baseman’s 211-game suspension has been reduced by an arbirator to 162 games for his involvement in Major League Baseball’s Biogenesis scandal. A-Rod will miss the entire 2014 season for the Yankees and per arbitrator Fredric Horowitz‘s ruling, Rodriguez will not be able to play in any postseason games, should the...

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Jose Canseco Consoles Alex Rodriguez The Only Way Jose Canseco Can

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Yankees Notes: Vernon Wells Designated For Assignment

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BREAKING: A-Rod Suspended 162 Games

Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for 162 games--the entire 2014 season--by an arbitrator. He will appeal the decision in federal court. 
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