Non-roster guys with a chance to stick – Part One

Roster construction is one of my favorite subjects, so I always take great delight in examining each team’s non-roster invitees every spring. To paraphrase Major League 2, most of these guys will be bagging groceries in a few weeks, but still, I love the idea of some unheralded and overlooked player putting up a big…More

McNamee injected Clemens’ dog

In yet another startling revelation, Brian McNamee admitted this week that he injected Roger Clemens dog Kasey with steroids and HGH. The allegations were revealed during a deposition to Congressional lawyers for next weeks hearings in which McNamee claims to have also injected Clemens wife with HGH for an SI photo shoot. The circumstances around…More

McNamee, packrat

The Daily News is reporting that Brian McNamee has syringes and gauze pads used by Roger Clemens around 2000 and 2001 that contain steroid residue and possible DNA evidence. Huh? Seven year old syringes? Look, this isn't CSI. I can't tell you the halflife of steroids as it lives in plastic or gauze. But the…More

Santana Finally Traded

Oh, Thank God.The saga that was, the always imminent but never actually happening trade of Johan Santana has finally been completed.  Well, almost.  The Mets traded four minor leaguers that nobody gives a rats ass about to the Twins for arguably the best pitcher in the major leagues.  All they have to do now is…More

Catching Up on Things

It's been a bit of a quiet baseball week (although not at work) so I haven't posted much. Naturally, the first days I take off, Peter Abraham links to my page at my request. Thanks a ton, Peter. If you're a Yankee fan or even just a baseball fan and you're not reading Peter's blog,…More

Congress Legalizes Steroids

Washington, DC – Congress stunned the sporting community Tuesday, announcing that steroids are now legal in the sport of baseball. "We've been looking at baseball's problems for some time," said Congressman Thomas Delaney, R-Delaware.  "Frankly, these idiots couldn't fix a sandwich, nevermind a sport.  We have better things to do, like stopping gay marriage, immigration…More

Hank, shut it!

In one of his rare appearances to the outside world, Hank Steinbrenner spoke to the press this week. The subject? No, not Jennifer Love Hewitt, although I'm sure Hankenstein wanted to rush to her aid when he saw her thighs on the cover of People magazine, the headline screaming, "I'm Not Fat!!!" Neither am I,…More

The Witch Hunt Continues

Before I even had a chance to accept or decline my invitation to question Major Leaguers with Congress on January 16th, they went ahead and moved the date on me to February 13th.  Speculation says they thought I had a scheduling conflict and shifted the date to accommodate me.  That’s just ridiculous. The real reason…More

Sorting Through the Clemens Mess

Gene Wojciechowski recently posted an article over on (heard of it?), breaking down the Clemens defense and how it doesn’t hold water. I don’t want to get up on a soapbox here, even though that’s typically what blogs are used for, but I have a really hard time with journalists proclaiming guilt or innocence…More

The Bud Selig questionnaire

In what has to be considered the most unlikely of developments, I’ve been asked to be a guest question asker at the Congressional hearings on steroids on the 16th.  To say this is an unexpected honor is like saying Brady Anderson’s 50 home runs were unexpected.  I’m shocked and honored. However, I have decided that…More