1. Excuse-A-Paloooza: At Least A-Rod Goes the Classy Route

    A-Rod is the latest in a long string of MLB elites to get schnabbed (by proof or logic) for using Performance Enhancing Drugs. Tests done during the 2003 season (A-Rod's last in Texas) which were supposed to remain sealed, have unsealed...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 96 reads 0 comments

  2. Joe Torre's Book Causes Memory Loss In Yankee Faithful

    The last thing anybody needs is another windy diatribe on the Joe Torre book and all the barbs it casts at the New York Yankees...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 226 reads 2 comments

  3. Mr. Varitek, Make a Decision!

    By the time this get published, Jason Varitek may have already decided what he's going to do. Will he take the $5 million that the Red Sox have offered him for 2009 or will he sit out ...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 258 reads 1 comments

  4. Dustin Pedroia’s Family Shame: News or Tabloid Garbage?

    By now, most readers have probably gotten wind of the story that has broken regarding Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia’s older brother. Brett Pedroia has been arrested on various counts of child molestation involving an eight year old boy...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 380 reads 11 comments

  5. Steeler Fans Breathe Sigh of Relief at Eagles Loss

    Before the kick-off in Pittsburgh on Sunday, a cheer could be heard from deep in the bowels of the Ketchup Bowl, known as Heinz Field, as the Arizona Cardinals narrowly defeated the Philadelphia Eagles...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 210 reads 6 comments

  6. Top Ten Reasons I’m Glad the Red Sox Locked Up Kevin Youkilis

    10. Youkilis was in “Milk Money” with Melanie Griffith. Sure, the movie sucked and it was only one line from a then 14 year-old Youk, but back then Melanie Griffith was hot! 9...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 164 reads 1 comments

  7. Sports Writers Are Crazy: Henderson HOF Vote Proves It (Again)

    There is the brink of insanity, then there is the abyss. I've been paying a little less attention to the Hall of Fame balloting this year because I was convinced that Jim Rice was going to get the final snub and I'd just be annoyed...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 169 reads 13 comments

  8. Will Work for At-Bats: Why Can't Barry Bonds Find a Job?

    There are few who could argue intelligently that Barry Bonds is not Hall-of-Fame worthy, but how does one explain the fact that this man whose name ranks up with the greats like Ruth, ...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 272 reads 6 comments

  9. Open Letter to A-Rod: Why Snub US at World Baseball Classic?

    Dear Alex Rodriguez, Given your busy schedule, I realize you may not spend as much time on the Internet as many of us, but you must be familiar with it, no? How about Wikipedia? See, Wikipedia ...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 257 reads 20 comments

  10. George Steinbrenner and The Truth About the MLB Money Flood

    When a group of investors led by George Steinbrenner bought the New York Yankees in 1972, so began a new era in baseball: the Money Flood Era...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 394 reads 5 comments

  11. Manny Being Manny Has Teams' Purse Strings Tight

    Someone suggested to me the other day that the Red Sox exaggerated the problems with Manny Ramirez this past season in order to get rid of him...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 552 reads 1 comments

  12. L.A. Daily News "Opposites Sketch": Manny Ramirez As Sportsman of The Year

    This morning I simply wanted to browse some headlines on the Internet. The next thing I know, I’m reading a link to the Los Angeles Daily News that reads, “Manny Ramirez, Sportsman of the Year...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 390 reads 4 comments

  13. Report: Coco Crisp Traded to Royals

    According to Brian McRae reporting for Sports Radio 810 in Kansas City, the Royals acquired center fielder Coco Crisp from the Red Sox for reliever Ramon Ramirez. Crisp had been the subject of almost constant trade rumors for much of the 2008 season...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about almost 6 years ago 393 reads 0 comments

  14. Get Out and Vote! (For the "This Year In Baseball Awards")

    It's Nov. 4, 2008, time once again to cast your ballot—for Major League Baseball's "This Year In Baseball Awards". It may not have as much long-term impact as that other election, but it's way more interesting...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about almost 6 years ago 227 reads 1 comments

  15. Bud Selig Dropped the Ball: Blame It on the Rain

    If there had been an announcement after the rainy fourth game of the 2008 World Series, it might have read like this: "Due to the promise of continued rainy weather in Philadelphia, ...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about almost 6 years ago 693 reads 0 comments

  16. Two Cents More: Ward, Suggs, and Goodell...Oh My!

    The National Football League is the most popular professional sports league in the country, some would argue the world. It has gotten even better in the recent past due to the presence of league commissioner Rodger Goodell and his strict ways...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about almost 6 years ago 158 reads 0 comments

  17. Caveat Emptor: Manny Ramirez Says, "I Want to See Who Is the Highest Bidder"

    Back in April of this year, Manny Ramirez said he wanted to play for six more years and retire with the Red Sox. In late July, Manny told reporters that he has been unhappy for eight years in Boston...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about almost 6 years ago 507 reads 5 comments

  18. Oh Captain, My Captain! Why Jason Varitek is Irreplaceable

    As the American League Championship Series went from one game to the next, reporters came to Jason Varitek, the captain and catcher for the Boston Red Sox, with the same question...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about almost 6 years ago 556 reads 8 comments

  19. Like School in the Summer, Sore Loser Lackey Has No Class

    Have you ever watched a postgame press conference after a loss and heard an athlete or a coach say, well...nothing really? Doesn't it drive you nuts when these guys spew out the same cliche' ...

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  20. One Small Town and the Death of Baseball and Innocence

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  21. Eight Reasons Not to Root for the Postseason Rays

    8. No Team IdentityNo, not the fact that the only people that can actually name more then three players on the Rays' team are baseball geeks like me. The team itself has no identity of its own...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about almost 6 years ago 301 reads 0 comments

  22. Historic Postseason Night: Bosox 7, Los Angeles Angels 5

    As the regular season wound down, did you have that funny feeling of deja vu as the Met's collapsed and the final postseason spot came down to a one game do-or-die match-up? Yeah, me too...

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  23. Keeping Politics and Sports Seperate

    It's certainly no news that many sports figures want to be treated like movie stars. From Joe namath's fur to Shaq's "acting", there are too many instances of jocks trying to cross the line from one sort of notoriety to the other...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about almost 6 years ago 502 reads 4 comments

  24. Why Dice-K Should Top Red Sox Postseason Rotation

    One might expect Josh Beckett to be the topic of conversations about Red Sox pitching today. Beckett's return from the DL last evening came in Texas, and he pitched five innings of ...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about almost 6 years ago 427 reads 2 comments

  25. Nationals to Lower Ticket Prices in 2009

    The official opening of the 2008 MLB season was a grand spectacle. The Washington Nationals faced off against the Atlanta Braves in the new, $611 million Nationals Park...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about almost 6 years ago 357 reads 0 comments