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Cubs close door on Sammy Sosa reunion after bizarre comments

For years, Cubs fans have clamored to see Sammy Sosa return to Wrigley Field, where he was once the team’s most popular, most talented and most charismatic player. But Sosa has remained in exile for 13 years, and it doesn’t appear that will end any time soon.On Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reported that the Cubs are closing the door on a reunion with Sosa in the wake of the...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former commissioner Bud Selig and Braves GM John Schuerholz are headed to the Hall of Fame

One of the most polarizing men in baseball history, former commissioner Bud Selig, is heading to Cooperstown. Selig and former Royals and Braves GM John Schuerholz were both elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Today’s Game Committee. Just announced on #MLBTonight - John Schuerholz and Bud Selig have been elected to the #HOF Class of 2017! pic.twitter.com...
Via The Comeback
December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire not fond of the DH rule

You might think, as a player known much more for his bat than for his glove, that Mark McGwire would have an appreciation for the designated hitter rule. That, however, is not the case. “We should do away with the DH and we should get back to the pitchers hitting (in the American League) and make it a serious game,” McGwire said, via Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ode to Mark McGwire

Mark McGwire is not a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and barring the occurrence of something very unusual, he will never be a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. McGwire received a vote on only 12.3% of the ballots that the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) submitted to the Hall of Fame Election Committee on Wednesday, falling well short of the 75% necessary...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez on Hall Of Fame chances: ‘Everybody makes mistakes, bro’

Now that Mark McGwire’s time on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is up, another controversial player will take his place: Manny Ramirez. The former Boston Red Sox left fielder had an incredible 22-year career, but it ended with two performance-enhancing drug suspensions. However, Ramirez doesn’t think that should necessarily take away from everything else he achieved. ...
Via NESN.com
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire expected to be named Padres bench coach

Multiple reports now claim the San Diego Padres will add former slugger Mark McGwire to their staff as the bench coach in the coming days. McGwire has spent the last three seasons as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the three years before that in the same capacity with the St. Louis Cardinals. New Padres manager Andy Green has made significant changes to the...
Via Rumors and Rants
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire’s Fenway Fireworks Among Eight Best Home Run Derby Moments (Videos)

The 2015 Home Run Derby is upon us. This year’s edition of Major League Baseball’s annual display of prodigious power will be held Tuesday at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park and feature both a new format and a number of the game’s best young bats. But before the baseballs start flying in Cincy, let’s take a look back at some of the best moments of Derbies past. The...
Via NESN.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire Done With Jose Canseco, Drives Canseco To Twitter Meltdown

There once was a time when Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco were close friends. In fact, they were like brothers — or “Bash Brothers” as they were called in their days with the Oakland Athletics. Canseco then infamously accused McGwire of being a steroid user in Canseco’s 2005 book, allegations that helped bring  McGwire’s baseball world crashing down. McGwire eventually...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire wants nothing to do with Jose Canseco

Former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco attempted to make good with his old team this past weekend. Canseco was on hand for the 25th anniversary of the A’s 1989 World Series team at O.co in Oakland on Saturday.  Mark McGwire, who couldn’t make it to the event because he is currently a coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers, isn’t having any of it. The one-time single-season...
Via Sportsnaut
July 23, 2014  |  1 Comment

A Tip Of The Hat To The Former A’s On The 2014 Hall Of Fame Ballot

Frank Thomas, Mark McGwire and Mike Piazza all passed through Oakland at some point in their illustrious careers. Can we all agree that a Hall of Fame selection process is a hot mess right now? There are a ton of worthy candidates but a dearth of available ballot slots. There’s an abundance of questionable voters and an utter lack of guidance on how they should handle players...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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