Frank Thomas blasts HOF candidates for taking PEDs

Former MLB slugger Frank Thomas, a Hall of Famer himself, isn’t excited about welcoming in players who are suspected of having used PEDs during their careers.A longtime critic of performance enhancing drugs in the sport of baseball, The Big Hurt made his feelings about the Hall of Fame accepting such players known during the Chicago White Sox’s fan convention this weekend....
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January 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Ivan Rodriguez appears to deny using steroids during career

NEW YORK (AP) A day after his election to the Hall of Fame, Ivan Rodriguez appeared to deny using steroids during his career. The catcher spoke Wednesday at a news conference alongside fellow inductees Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines. Rodriguez initially avoided a direct response when asked about speculation he had used steroids. Asked during a follow-up whether he would address what...
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Bagwell, Raines, and Rodriguez Enter the Hall

The 2017 Hall of Fame class is a party of three, and voting totals suggest the electorate is becoming more accepting and forgiving. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez were inducted into The National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, as results of the Baseball Writers Association of America’s voting were revealed on MLB Network. Raines appeared on 86.0% of ballots in...
Via Fangraphs
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ivan Rodriguez elected into the Hall of Fame

Ivan Rodriguez elected into the Hall of Fame.
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January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Emotional Pudge Rodriguez cries over Hall of Fame news

Pudge Rodriguez was one of three players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, and the former catcher had an emotional reaction to the news. Pudge shared the following video on Twitter that shows him trying to hold back tears while getting the phone call announcing the good news: Gracias, Gracias, gracias, muchas gracias, es tan grande la emoción.... bendiciones...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

The newest inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame were announced on Wednesday, and three ex-players will be joining the class of the immortals. Former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell, former Montreal Expos (among others) outfielder Tim Raines, and long-time Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez were selected by the BBWAA this year. Of the 442 ballots cast, Bagwell received...
Via The Comeback
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Ivan Rodriguez working with Trojan on Zika prevention awareness

Former Major League Baseball great Ivan Rodriguez is teaming up with a condom company to raise awareness about preventing the transmission of the Zika virus in his native Puerto Rico, according to a Dallas Morning News report. Rodriguez reportedly was “shocked” to hear about the potential spread of the virus in Puerto Rico, where it is estimated that 25 percent of the population...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ivan Rodriguez's son off to impressive start in Twins' system

Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez had an incredible career in the major leagues, and now his son is trying to carry the proverbial torch and forge his own. Dereck, the 23-year-old son of the Texas Rangers icon, is currently pitching for the Minnesota Twins' Class-A affiliate in the Appalachian League. Earlier this week, as Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News detailed, Dereck carried a...
Via FOX Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

GALLERY: Pudge Rodriguez trying to unload $1.89M mansion

Potential Hall of Fame catcher (probably not—thanks, Jose Conseco) Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez played a total of 21 seasons in his MLB career,...
Via Busted Coverage
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Rodriguez fondly remembers Tigers days

DETROIT – Future Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez was honored during a Friday luncheon at Comerica Park that kicked off the "Fiesta Tigres!" celebration of Latino and Hispanic players. His love of the Tigers and the people who are part of the organization was what shone through most brightly during the proceedings. "I feel honored to be a part of Detroit for five years,"...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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