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February 9th, 2009, 10:48 pm

The media hue and cry over MLB players and steroids has resumed and tonight A-Rod is on the hot seat.Do we throw the record books out?If he plays for 20 years over his career completely clean, should he inducted to the Hall of Fame evetually in spite of things that happened in 2001-3...
 
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February 9th, 2009, 11:38 pm

Theoretically you should not compare different eras in baseball; from Ray Chapman being killed by a pitch he probably did not see in 1920, to integration (why does baseball statistics follow one league and not the Negro leagues ?), the mound being lowered after Bob Gibson's 1.12 ERA in 1968, different parks, weather conditions, strength of schedule, insect attacks, etc.Quoting Wikipedia:QuoteOrganized baseball lends itself to statistics to a greater degree than many other sports. Each play is discrete and has a relatively small number of possible outcomes. (In contrast, sports such as hockey, basketball, soccer, and American football are more fluid and harder to describe as discrete plays.)So the idea that you can compare the players's impact by their numbers is more easily implemented. On a normal game, everyone gets their chance, you don't run plays for this or that player, and it seems possible that you can use statistics to build a better team.Once you considers how many cheaters are in the Hall of Fame, though, you should have Pete Rose, Bonds, McGwire and A-Fraud there too ... they're as much part of the game as players like Ripken, Jeter and others who have a cleaner image.
 
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February 9th, 2009, 11:51 pm

But the thing that should worry people more is not whether the record books will have as much asterisks as there are stars in the sky ... is the way the information leaked:Understanding A-Rod (NYT)
 
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February 10th, 2009, 1:43 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: mackbarThe media hue and cry over MLB players and steroids has resumed and tonight A-Rod is on the hot seat.Do we throw the record books out?If he plays for 20 years over his career completely clean, should he inducted to the Hall of Fame evetually in spite of things that happened in 2001-3...can he ever be completely clean, in the sense that steroids have some permanent effects ?
 
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February 10th, 2009, 1:52 pm

one effect of the 'roids scandal seems to be that madonna has moved on
 
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February 11th, 2009, 10:41 am

Madonna and Jesus : I still can´t believe the coincidence of the names!
 
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May 18th, 2009, 12:29 pm

Major League Baseball - Official Web SiteESPN - BaseballDavid Ortiz at Bat - "Big Papi"
 
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December 11th, 2011, 10:55 am

Brewers? Ryan Braun Tests Positive2011 NL MVP
 
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January 29th, 2013, 8:28 pm

A-Rod juicing ?
 
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June 5th, 2013, 10:06 am

A-Rod to be suspended ?
 
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August 26th, 2013, 7:29 pm

who cares if the team sucks as long as you make money
 
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October 5th, 2013, 1:21 pm

Max Scherzer struck out 11 over seven innings as the Detroit Tigers won the opener of their American League division series, 3-2 over Oakland. Boston used a five-run fourth inning to break open a 12-2 rout of Tampa Bay in Game One of their series. In the National League, Atlanta beat the L.A. Dodgers 4-3, while Pittsburgh pounded St. Louis 7-1.
 
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October 7th, 2013, 10:32 am

The L.A. Dodgers can advance to the NLCS with a win tonight after beating Atlanta 13-6 to take a 2-1 lead in the NLDS. The Pirates topped St.Louis 5-3, and are also the owners of a 2-1 series lead.
 
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October 8th, 2013, 11:18 am

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the first team to advance out of the division series round of the baseball playoffs after a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. The Oakland Athletics can move on to the ALCS tonight with a win over the Tigers in Detroit, while the Red Sox have another chance to finish off the Tampa Bay Rays tonight after they lost by giving up a solo homerun in the bottom of the 9th last night.
 
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October 10th, 2013, 1:10 pm

The National League Championship series is set with the St. Louis Cardinals advancing to play the Dodgers thanks to a 6-1 win over Pittsburgh last night. The Detroit Tigers and Oakland As play a 5th, and deciding game tonight in Oakland. The winner plays Boston.
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