What Happened To Sammy’s Face?

Much like Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro after the steroids hearing prompted by Jose Canseco’s tell-all book, Sammy Sosa has kept a somewhat of a low profile after his retirement. In May of this year, Sosa attended a People Magazine event and looked like he could still hit 50 home runs without even trying. ThisContinue reading “What Happened To Sammy’s Face?”

Brady Anderson’s SHOCKING year!

Sometimes it’s hard to remember 1996, what with all the coverage given to stars like Albert Pujols. I personally would like to forget about that year because it’s when a little-known lead-off hitter and bunting expert came out of nowhere to hit 50 home runs. Keep in mind, Brady Anderson was not completely unknown. HeContinue reading “Brady Anderson’s SHOCKING year!”

Is the end near for Jason Giambi?

Jason Giambi, 38, was released from the Oakland Athletics today. Although his power numbers were not lower than expected (11 HR/40 RBI), his batting average was an abysmal .183 after 83 games. Jason, a former Most Valuable Player, became one of baseball’s premier slugger during the height of the Steroid Era. In Jose Canseco’s firstContinue reading “Is the end near for Jason Giambi?”

Boston’s Big Cheaters

Source: New York Times Let’s be honest, you’d have to be living with your head in the sand to not suspect Dominican-born David Ortiz of cheating. After all, this is a guy who hit 68 home runs in six seasons in Minnesota and then had one year with 54 while teammates with Manny Ramirez, anotherContinue reading “Boston’s Big Cheaters”

This is called “beating a dead horse”

I make it a habit to never watch ESPN. I do however occasionally find myself looking through their website for stories and news items. One recent article really made me think about Jose’s claim of being “blackballed” from baseball. Joe Posnanskyi wrote in detail about how many players begin a downward spiral at the ageContinue reading “This is called “beating a dead horse””

Say it ain’t Sosa!

Baseball is a funny sport. For the longest time it turned a blind eye to hundreds of players risking their reputation and their lives just to sell more tickets, merchandise and even baseball cards. I am almost certain that almost every great slugger of the 90’s has at one point cheated. It’s likely we willContinue reading “Say it ain’t Sosa!”

Collectors don’t care about Steroids

Check out the final price on this 2005 Bowman’s Best dual autograph featuring disgraced home run heroes, Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez. For a card featuring two guys who will likely never come close to making the Hall of Fame, the card sure did reach a surprisingly high price. According to the seller, odds ofContinue reading “Collectors don’t care about Steroids”

Is “Big Papi” washed up?

In the six seasons with the Minnesota Twins, David Ortiz’ career high in home runs was a whopping 20, which took him 125 games to accomplish. By the time he arrived to Boston, Ortiz surprisingly became one of the game’s premier sluggers, belting a career-high 54 home runs in 2006. Lately, Ortiz’ career has beenContinue reading “Is “Big Papi” washed up?”

Kids, start using Steroids in high school

Alex Rodriguez would be proud of you! I always knew Arod wasn’t as clean as he was portrayed to be. In fact, long before Jose’s book outed him and his phony press conference admission, I told you guys Alex was up to no good after a late-90’s workout I had with Ozzie Canseco, at Jose’sContinue reading “Kids, start using Steroids in high school”

Did Bowman EVER have competition?

If you’re a collector of Vladimir Guerrero than you’ve probably had some sleepless nights over the past decade or so. Not only did Vlad come up to the Majors during the Steroid epidemic but many of his peers have been outed, caught, or admitted to cheating to get ahead. Despite his recent age faux pasContinue reading “Did Bowman EVER have competition?”

Card of the Day – Arod on Arod

At this point, I cannot imagine what else Alex Rodriguez could possibly do to tarnish his image. It all began last year when he destroyed two marriages (his own & Madonna’s) and was later followed by him being outed as a Steroid user the year he won a Most Valuable Player award. Now comes theseContinue reading “Card of the Day – Arod on Arod”

Card of the Day – Arod in Purgatory

Last month, Alex Rodriguez was the King of Baseball. He played for the greatest team, put up the biggest numbers, and was destined to eliminate Barry Bonds from the #1 most-cherished sports record in the world. Today, fans all over the country have turned their backs on Alex. Sure, he’s got his supporters but noneContinue reading “Card of the Day – Arod in Purgatory”

Collectors don’t care about Steroids

Sports Illustrated has a very interesting article about Mark McGwire’s appearance in front of the Senate a few years ago that is a must-read, especially for the Big Mac fans out there. (link) I know what you’re thinking… what fans? Judging by this auction that ended just a few hours ago, it’s clear Mark McGwireContinue reading “Collectors don’t care about Steroids”

The Ghost of David Justice

I really never took to products aimed towards the “young collector”. While I may never forgive Donruss for 1992 Triple Play, really it was Upper Deck Collector’s Choice that irked me most because somehow one or two cards would always sneak into my collection. In 1994 I was 14 years old. Even at that youngContinue reading “The Ghost of David Justice”

From King of the Hobby to a “common”

If you collected baseball cards in the late-80’s and into the 90’s than you know THE card to own was a 1986 Donruss Rated Rookie which featured a 20-year old future superstar and best-selling author with a pre-teen’s facial growth. Without a certified autograph, game-used relic, or serial number this card made it to theContinue reading “From King of the Hobby to a “common””