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Alex Rodriguez, Ray Lewis, And Imaginary Sports


Why does A-Rod get blasted for alleged PED use and Ray Lewis can shrug it off? Because football is defined by images, but baseball is defined by symbols.

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Lions star gets tough with kids at training camp


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Dealing with Hall of Fame fatigue


It would be good if the Hall of Fame could reverse course and matter again, but if not, eh

Mike Piazza and Empty Halls


The Baseball Hall of Fame needs Mike Piazza far more than Piazza needs the Hall of Fame.

This Date in Mets History: January 6


Roberto Alomar couldn't quite get the Hall support he needed in 2010.

Tom Cheek Wins Ford C. Frick


Long time Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcaster Tom Cheek has won the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2013 Ford C. Frick Award. It was long overdue, but I am extremely happy for the Cheek family and...

Groundhog Day for Hall of Fame Hypocrisy


Mike Piazza might be kept out of the Hall of Fame because some baseball writers suspect he used PEDs--the same writers who had plenty of chances to denounce the Steroid Era when it happened.

2012 Baseball Hall Of Fame Results Announced: Barry Larkin In, Larry Walker Gains Votes


Former Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker saw his Hall of Fame vote total increase to 23 percent of ballots. Barry Larkin was the only player elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of...

Barry Larkin Elected To Cooperstown


No Jeff Bagwell and no Tim Raines yet, but Barry Larkin will take his rightful place in Cooperstown, New York, this summer.

Changing Cooperstown With The Character Clause


Jeff Bagwell has destroyed the innocence of yet another sportswriter, but maybe disenchanted voters are on to something.

Tony Oliva gets another shot at Cooperstown in "Golden Era" ballot


Former Twins Jim Kaat and Luis Tiant are also on the list of 10 who are eligible. They need 12 of 16 votes to get in. I'm rooting for Tony. He deserves it.

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