"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Baseball about embark on their own version of "The Dreyfus affair."
FWIW, I saw earlier today that Braun was sitting out tonight because of a thumb issue but I can't remember who posted that on Twitter.
"I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search
An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
Looks like Bosch tried to get $ from A-Rod first, but got turned down. Only then did he go to MLB. Classy guy.
"I’ll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. That’s just how I do things.” -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
Q&A with Jonah Keri on the Biogenesis scandal
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
You can only be on the cheat list once and claim innocence...if it happens twice..tough luck bub..what a joke...all his stats all his awards..everything that he has earned is a lie. Go fall down the steps or something..noone cares what he has to say anymore.
In All Seriousness ... what about Melkey Cabrera? Is there any way he can say "yes i am on that list. yes i took those PED's. and Yes I got caught, but MLB already suspended me last year for that infraction. This would be double jeopardy."
Melky Cabrera, Colon, and Grandal have all already served suspensions for violations of the league's drug policy. Is this kind of double penalty covered anywhere in the Joint Drug Agreement? If not, on what grounds would the league propose to have a double penalty (i.e., 100 games for first-time offenders rather than 50) stick?
This strategy could also become problematic. As Thurm explains, unless authenticated and verified Biogenesis documents link a previously suspended player to use, possession, sale, or distribution of PEDs separate from the drugs that had triggered earlier positive tests, a second suspension could amount to a second punishment for the same, initial violation. If MLB were to adopt the A-Rod–and–Braun approach, it could seek both the PED-use penalty and the lying penalty against Cabrera, Colon, and Grandal. All three have already been suspended once, and two more suspensions would equal three, which, according to MLB's drug policy, would trigger a lifetime ban. Since it's not at all clear if Cabrera, Colon, and Grandal violated the league's policy in an incident separate from the one for which they've already been nailed, there's an absurd scenario by which they could be forever stripped of their ability to play in the majors as a result of, essentially, a single transgression.
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?