Just wondering if there is a pill or bottle or cream or juice or tonic or ℞ or powder or oil or colonic or bed rest or incantation or prayer or ritual sacrifice or wishful thinking that would help a Yankee or two get and stay healthy. Is it legal? Not so worried, because injuries are just the suck.
Friday, July 12th, 2013
Monday, October 15th, 2012
Seriously. Deadspin reports that Derek Jeter’s broken ankle tied to steroid use.
Steroids that allow you to play beyond your natural limits and return your body to a non-injured state are bad and illegal. Steroids that allow you to play beyond your natural limits and leave your body torn and fraying are good and legal. Alex Rodriguez is a cheater; Derek Jeter is a gamer. And one of them was face-down in the dirt with a blown-out leg the other night.
There is nothing I can possibly add to this continued glaring hipocrisy. Well maybe one thing.
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Monday, June 18th, 2012
Monday, May 14th, 2012
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Thursday, February 9th, 2012
Please start the season, because personal lives of past and non-athletes leading the sports pages is so often tragic. The Boyd story is nothing compared to Cashman’s twist. Oh Brian, what did you get yourself into? Bob Lorenz is in trouble.
Friday, December 16th, 2011
Mark Fainaru-Wada recently tweeted the Bonds results: “Judge: 2 years probation, 30 days location monitoring/home confinement; 250 hrs community service.”
Bonds lives in a mansion on two acres in Beverly Hills.
And I just think I read that the sentenced is stayed while Bonds appeals. I am certainly glad that all the time, money and noise guarantees nobody will ever cheat at baseball again.
Friday, April 8th, 2011
Manny Ramirez, one of the best hitters in baseball history, is retiring because he wants to see his children more. And what I mean by "wants to see his children more" is that he failed another drug test. Presumably, this makes it less likely that he gets into the Hall of Fame, and more likely that baseball writers will be penning less-than-flattering pieces about the flakey former Red Sock for years to come.
Friday, August 20th, 2010
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
More tarnished athletes. Have they no shame?
In his apartment outside Philadelphia, Frank Levine pulled a list of prescription medications from his refrigerator, his hands shaking slightly. There was metformin HCl and glipizide for his diabetes; lisinopril for his blood pressure; and Viagra.
“I need it,” he said recently.
Mr. Levine, who is 95 and has had operations on both knees, in June set the American record in the 400-meter dash for men ages 95 to 99, only to see it broken at the U.S.A. Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships a few weeks later. “Nothing counts unless you’re first,” he said.
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
As the steroid story continues, it seems we're losing track of important details. Could it be all the shoddy reporting? One of my favorites, Can't Stop The Bleeding, takes a critical look at Michael S. Schmidt's recent coverage of the David Ortiz revelations:
Did Ortiz juice hardcore, needles and all, a la Mrs. Roger Clemens? These days it wouldn’t surprise me if he did. Still, I can’t say “yes” based on anything Michael S. Schmidt wrote – nor can Schmidt. Since it appeared in the Times, however, Ortiz has been vilified over Schmidt’s inconclusive half-story. Boston’s Ortiz had the guts to hold his press conference in Yankee Stadium. I hope Schmidt has the nerve to hold his at Fenway.
Worth the read.