February 28th, 2012 | by David Sacco
In the face of a 50 game suspension for a failed drug test, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and his lawyer were able to wiggle free thanks to a loop-hole in protocol. Because local Fedex locations had made their final pick up for the weekend, at the time the tests were taken, the test collector broke the chain of custody by taking the samples home to store in a cooler in his basement. After he was cleared, Braun did not have an answer for the synthetic testosterone in his pee, but he had a scape-goat, whose integrity and reputation he proceeded to smear in a five minute presser.
December 20th, 2011 | by David Sacco
Since positive drug test results surfaced, Ryan Braun has maintained his innocence, calling it "BS." Last week FoxSports.com reported that a performance-enhancing drug was not the cause of the positive test result. This week TMZ is reporting that a source within Major League Baseball claims the positive test was caused by a medicine for a private medical issue
December 11th, 2011 | by David Sacco
According to ESPN.com Milwaukee Brewers outfield Ryan Braun failed a drug test and now faces a 50 game suspension. After being tested during the playoffs a testosterone spike was found in Braun's urine sample. Further testing revealed that the testosterone was synthetic (not created naturally from his body)
December 8th, 2011 | by Charles Drengberg
In a move only people who wear foil hats and eat out of dumpsters could have predicted, the Los Angeles Angels have laid out a 10 year $254 million deal that will bring Albert Pujols to Disneyland, and another $77.5 million over 5 years to convince Rangers stud, C.J. Wilson to join an already star-studded rotation that features Dan Haren, Jered Weaver, and Ervin Santana.
December 7th, 2011 | by Colin Greenbauer
The Miami Marlins have been the toast of the Winter Meetings, already landing All-Stars Jose Reyes and Heath Bell. While they've been the most active ball club, they've also done a really great job of raising the bar for other teams by upping the price for the biggest free agent on the market, Albert Pujols
November 16th, 2011 | by Charles Drengberg
According to the Associated Press, a person familiar with the deal that has Houston businessman, Jim Crane, purchasing the Astros from Drayton McLane will also move the team from the N.L. Central to the A.L. West. The Astros have been in the N.L. since 1962, but by moving to the A.L., the league would have a 15/15 balance that Bud Selig has been openly promoting on Twitter.
October 18th, 2011 | by Charles Drengberg
It's a political tradition for the city Mayors of opposing World Series opponents to wager the best that their city has to offer against one another in a friendly wager on the World Series match up
October 17th, 2011 | by David Sacco
It occurred to me today that the St. Louis Cardinals knocked the two teams with the flashiest off-seasons out of the playoffs.
October 5th, 2011 | by Charles Drengberg
Houston Astros outfielder, Jordan Schafer was arrested early Tuesday morning in Tampa Bay after a cop sitting next to him at a traffic light smelled marijuana smoke, and caught a glimpse of Shafer smoking a joint
September 28th, 2011 | by David Sacco
ESPN aired "Catching Hell" a 30 for 30 documentary which examines scape-goating and die hard sports fanatics. The movie explores two historic plays in the history of two plagued sports teams