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5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
For only the eighth time in their annual elections and the first time since 1996, baseball writers have elected no player to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The 2013 ballot marked the first year of eligibility for several greats like Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens. Voters rejected the [...]
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It’s been a while since we checked in on our old pal Sammy Sosa. And we were thrilled to find out that he’s doing well. We were even more thrilled to find out via Deadspin that he has a Pinterest page. And it’s a Pinterest page that you should visit every single day for the rest of your life. Why? Because it has to be the best Pinterest page on Pinterest. Just has to be. [Pinterest...
As a surprise to, well, virtually no one, home run king Barry Bonds failed to make it into baseball's Hall of Fame Wednesday.With just 36.2% of the vote, the beleaguered former big leaguer has yet to come out and comment on his lack on inclusion (why would he?)...but there's a good reason for it.Dude is on vacation. In Hawaii.A day after pictures of the seven-time National...
The Houston Astros have made many changes this off-season. From uniform changes all the way to the broadcast booth, the Astros are close to yet another change.
Many thought Roger Clemens would return to the team as a pitche, but that didn’t happen. It doesn’t look like it will happen again, either. However, Houston is close to a deal with Clemens to return as a Minor League pitching...
Keep all the cheaters out of our club.
That was the prevailing sentiment from several baseball Hall of Famers who were happy to see Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa excluded from the Cooperstown fraternity Wednesday.
''I'm kind of glad that nobody got in this year,'' former Detroit Tigers outfielder Al Kaline said. ''I feel honored to be in...
It is easy to dislike Barry Bonds for his churlish behavior. It is impossible to keep him out of the Hall of Fame.
I voted for 10 players the maximum allowed on my 2013 Hall of Fame ballot, and Bonds was one of them. He was not the only one whose name has been linked to performance-enhancing substances. I also voted for Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Roger Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro...
"And look Sammy, the bird flies into the pigs!"By now, you’ve surely seen the glory that is former MLB slugger Sammy Sosa’s Pinterest page, which was unveiled by Deadspin yesterday and quickly pinned on every blog and Tumblr across the Interwebs. If the year ended today and I was forced to throw together my Pulitzer-winning Biggest Sports Moments of the Year feature...
For the first time since 1996, Cooperstown will not see any new faces inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The most notable players who did not get the 75 percent vote required to be inducted were Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. This isn’t going to be a surprise to most as they were both [...]
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In the first hour of the Open Mike Program host Michael Cohen takes a look at the shocking vote by the Baseball Writers who decided not to elect anyone to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013, with the faces of the Steroid Era, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds on the ballot. Sean Bretherick and Daniel Feuerstein of Triple Coverage join the debate.
Open Mike 1-9-13
Open Mike 1-9-13 pt 1
In a bit of an oddity, no players were selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday, even though several of them were eligible. This year’s crop of players included Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. There’s no doubt that these were all excellent ball players, but all three of them were also associated with performance-enhancing drugs.
This was just the second time...
Took the Jeopardy online test yesterday. I’ll keep you posted.
Sammy Sosa is on the internet!
Skip Bayless also is on the internet, and that’s not good.
The first real tennis tournament of the year starts soon.
North Dakota State 67, IP-Fort Wayne 55 – Mostly, I just assume none of you know where IPFW is if I don’t spell it out.
Football League Championship...
Colin Wyers wrote an excellent article for Baseball Prospectus in response to the BBWAA not electing a single player on a ballot that had more than 10 qualified Hall of Famers.
the Hall is dedicated to preserving history, honoring excellence and connecting generations of baseball fans.
The debate over the latest slate of players focuses on the second point, and focuses on the idea...
We all expected this to happen; it was a foregone conclusion.
So why are many of us so upset?
With Wednesday's Hall of Fame vote, both baseball fans and players alike have been done a great disservice and have had our opinions insulted-- cast aside like the rights of criminals.
As a society, more and more it seems as though the will of the people is discounted and disregarded...
As you probably heard, yesterday was not a good day for retired baseball players. Nobody was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio, who had 3,060 hits in his career and was a seven-time All-Star
while playing three positions, topped
the ballot with 388 votes, but needed 427 votes to get in. The New York Times ran with it and printed a blank front page of...