Posts Tagged ‘MARK MCGWIRE’

The End of the Souvenir Ball Toss

The News-of-the-Weird-friendly tragedy in Texas last night, where a fan died going for a baseball during a Rangers/A's game, will likely mean the end of players tossing balls into the stands.
Good riddance. Sure, there's something sweet about little kids looking for souvenirs from their big league heroes—go back to the Coca-Cola commercial with Mean Joe [...]

Morning Roundup: Palin’s Fox Debut, the Circulator’s Circulation, and African-American Progress

Good morning, City Desk.
Using insightful analytical phrases like "bunch of BS" and "that kind of crap," Sarah Palin made her debut on Fox News as a commentator last night! Sorry to say: missed it. But Bill O'Reilly, on whose show Palin appeared, said later the whole thing was really "no different from interviewing Chuck Schumer." [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: A Wistful Look Back at the Dead Balls Era™?

Another milestone along the Road to Ripken™ has been passed: Mark McGwire says he did steroids. The news knocked the "Clay Aiken Says He's Gay!" story off the front page of the We Know Already Gazette.
After spending years in a shamed self-exile, McGwire's confession came as he sniveled through an interview with Bob Costas for [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Vasquez Stays Another Year? Acta Stays Another Day? Sosa Juiced? Lupica Led the Blind?

Anybody who doesn't think the line between college and pro sports is thin or gone ignores Greivis Vasquez, who is both the Maryland Terps best basketball player, and the most hated by the team's followers.
I don't think I'd ever heard a college player booed by home fans like Vasquez was last year. It was like [...]

Cal Ripken, Please Confess to Taking Something

After Alex Rodriguez's moisty ESPN interview acknowledging what sure smells like a small portion of his actual drug use, baseball's almost ready to put the dirty dealings of its Dead Balls Era™ in the rear-view mirror.
Almost. There's still one holdup: Cal Ripken hasn't been nailed yet.

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