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  1. Don’t diminish Hank Aaron’s greatness by calling him The Home Run King

    Apr 8, 2014, 5:25 PM EST

    Hank Aaron AP

    Henry Aaron is NOT The Home Run King. That sounds like I’m going to follow with some rant about Barry Bonds breaking his record and how terrible that was … but I’m not. My thought here has nothing to do with that. Henry Aaron is not the Home Run King because that silly title would do nothing but diminish his greatness.

  2. One PED-fueled, record-breaking felon is good. The other PED-fueled, record-breaking felon is bad

    Mar 17, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    pete rose getty

    My favorite thing about PED hysterics is how they totally freak out when one compares PED cheats to spitballers, bat-corkers and amphetamine poppers, claiming it to be apples and oranges and an illegitimate exercise in moral equivalency. Yet they themselves  love to compare gambling on baseball to PED use. And do so in an effort…

  3. Is Barry Bonds really getting a “fair hearing?”

    Mar 11, 2014, 8:25 AM EST

    Barry Bonds

    In the wake of yesterday’s Barry Bonds press conference, Ken Rosenthal talks about Bonds’ Hall of Fame case. Rosenthal opposes Bonds’ induction. He says this about those who do not: I hate when some in favor of Bonds’ and Clemens’ candidacies disdainfully describe voters like myself as “gatekeepers of morality.” Guilty as charged, I guess, but…

  4. Derek Jeter has marks to shoot for in final season

    Feb 12, 2014, 2:55 PM EST

    Derek Jeter Getty

    Not that he ever seemed particularly motivated by personal milestones, but any dream of 4,000 hits and a run at Pete Rose died for Derek Jeter when he suffered a fractured ankle in the 2012 postseason. Never healthy in 2013, he played in just 17 games due to a quad injury and continued soreness in…

  5. What if corporate stadium names were outlawed?

    Feb 5, 2014, 2:32 PM EST

    Power to the People

    The year is 2022. A socialist revolution has taken over the United States and most of the ruling, moneyed and elite classes have been put up against the wall in the name of justice. The only members — or fellow travelers — of the plutocratic class who are allowed to continue as they were are…

  6. Three Jeopardy! contestants whiffed on a slam-dunk Hall of Fame answer

    Jan 17, 2014, 10:30 PM EST

    Roger Clemens Red Sox

    In the interest of full disclosure before I jump into the meat of the subject and poke some fun at some Jeopardy! contestants, I consistently whiff on a good 99 percent of Jeopardy! clues. But when it’s Teen Jeopardy time, or if there’s a baseball category, I’m ready to risk it all on a Daily…

  7. HBT Extra: Congrats, A-Rod: you’re the poster boy of the Steroids Era!

    Jan 14, 2014, 12:55 PM EST

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    Kay and I talk about everything that went down yesterday. And Pete Rose gets a shoutout too.

  8. Despite age, Raul Ibanez still drawing lots of interest

    Dec 8, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Raul Ibanez Getty

    The list of players who are able to justify a roster spot at the age of 40 is relatively short. The list of 40-year-olds to bash 29 home runs is remarkably shorter. Maybe that’s why free agent Raul Ibanez, now 41, is still drawing interest. He finished 2013 with 29 dingers and an adjusted OPS…

  9. 2013 leads the way in spectacularly bad offensive performances

    Sep 29, 2013, 6:01 PM EST

    B.J. Upton

    By OPS, the 2013 season boasts three of the six worst offensive seasons since 2000: .545 – Cesar Izturis (2010 Orioles) .559 – Alcides Escobar (2013 Royals) .562 – Nick Punto (2007 Twins) .564 – Neifi Perez (2002 Royals) .565 – Adeiny Hechavarria (2013 Marlins) .569 – Darwin Barney (2013 Cubs) .576 – Ramon Santiago…

  10. When it Raines, Part I

    Sep 23, 2013, 4:06 PM EST

    Tim Raines

    A fantastic point here made by Tom Tango, and I have to admit that it has made me (for the nine millionth time) rethink the Baseball Hall of Fame. As you might have heard, Fangraphs asked a bunch of writers to name the three best eligible players not in the Hall of Fame. They asked the writers…

  11. Joe Morgan had his statue unveiled at Great American Ballpark. And he said something interesting.

    Sep 7, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Joe Morgan

    Last night Joe Morgan became the sixth former Red to have a statue at Great American Ballpark. Before him: Joe Nuxhall, Ted Kluszewski Frank Robinson, Ernie Lombardi and  Johnny Bench. The statue was dedicated before the game and sits at the northwest entrance to the ballpark, which is the main entrance. So: pretty cool. Also pretty…

  12. Ichiro Suzuki, Warren Moon and amazing stories

    Aug 22, 2013, 1:16 PM EST

    Ichiro Suzuki Reuters

    First of all, the Ichiro getting to 4,000 total hits thing is awesome. No qualifier. It’s awesome. Ichiro is a singular player, absolutely one-of-a-kind. No player in Major League Baseball history has stockpiled hits as quickly as Ichiro Suzuki. He has 2,722 hits in his first 13 seasons — that’s 175 more than Pete Rose.…

  13. Ichiro Suzuki collects 4,000th professional hit

    Aug 21, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    ichiro getty

    Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki slapped a first-inning single into left field Wednesday off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey for his 4,000th professional hit between North America and Japan. Ichiro was then mobbed at first base by his Yankees teammates and saluted in unique fashion by Jays second baseman and fellow countryman Munenori Kawasaki. You’re going…

  14. If A-Rod gets banned he’ll be in good company, historically speaking

    Aug 2, 2013, 7:45 AM EST

    Mays Mantle

    As we wait for Bud Selig to do whatever he plans to do to Alex Rodriguez, let us remind ourselves that he will not be the first person to be (possibly) banned from baseball for life. He’s not even part of a small group of people which, as most people recite it, includes only Shoeless…

  15. Deep thought: A-Rod getting hammered is due in large part to random dumb luck

    Aug 1, 2013, 8:55 AM EST

    alex rodriguez getty

    Whether it’s via settlement or via arbitration, by the end of the day there is no escaping the fact that MLB is gonna knock Alex Rodriguez absolutely senseless. Maybe it effectively ends his career. It certainly will cost him tens of millions. No one this side of Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe has ever been…

  16. Today the Hall of Fame celebrates the (imaginary) purity of baseball

    Jul 28, 2013, 1:03 PM EST

    Cooperstown

    Today the Hall of Fame honors its inductees. Posthumous inductees, that is, as it is only inducting umpire Hank O’Day, Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and 19th Century catcher/third baseman Deacon White. One living honoree — Spink Award winner Paul Hagen — will take the stage and speak. This despite the fact that there is no shortage of worthy living players who…

  17. Nah, the A-Rod rhetoric isn’t getting overheated

    Jul 24, 2013, 10:32 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    I mean, all we’re doing, apparently, is calling him a criminal: And not just one of those “it’s illegal to use steroids without a prescription” criminals. We’re comparing him to actual mass-murdering crime lords: Whether he realizes it or not, A-Rod is the Whitey Bulger of baseball, the most wanted criminal in the game’s history,…

  18. Bartolo Colon’s success is really bothering some people

    Jun 17, 2013, 8:49 AM EST

    Bartolo Colon

    Bartolo Colon has pitched magnificently this season. He leads the AL in wins, is sporting a 2.89 ERA and is pounding the strike zone like crazy, allowing only one walk per every nine innings pitched. This, apparently, is something baseball should be embarrassed by. Why? Because he tested positive for synthetic testosterone last year  Paul Gackle of the San…

  19. Remembering Morganna, The Kissing Bandit

    May 17, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Morganna

    It’s hard to remember a time when someone running out onto the playing field at a sporting event would not be chased, pummeled or tased. Or that we, as a society, wouldn’t find it uncomfortable and problematic for someone to run up to another person and give them an unsolicited kiss.  But the 1960s-80s were…

  20. The best (and worst) bench-clearing brawls of all time

    Apr 12, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Ryan Ventura

    I was not at all pleased to see Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke go at it last night.  And I am on record as saying that throwing at guys is dumb. And that charging the mound is dumb. I am glad that fights are fewer and more far between now than they used to be…

  21. Mr. ________

    Mar 18, 2013, 1:34 PM EST

    Mr. Mister

    We all know that Jeff Conine is “Mr. Marlin.”  At least I hope we know that, because that sort of thing is worth knowing. But who is the “Mr.____” of all the other teams? Rob Neyer takes a stab at it today over at Baseball Nation. And it’s a pretty good stab. There are a few…

  22. Youk As Yank: Just kind of weird

    Feb 26, 2013, 11:52 AM EST

    New York Yankees infielder Youkilis takes batting practice during a workout at the team's MLB spring training complex at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.

    Hey, it’s my first post on Hardball Talk. Very exciting. I still cannot believe that Calcaterra and Gleeman didn’t save the “Jeff Francoeur is in the best shape of his life” post for me. Kevin Youkilis plays for the New York Yankees now. I’m not typing those words as a fact. I’m typing those words…

  23. You want to see some cool Lego figures of 70s and 80s baseball players

    Feb 22, 2013, 10:31 AM EST

    Legos

    Craig Robinson — in addition to being tastefully named and wearing very cool Shuron horned-rim glasses like all the other cool Craigs wear — is a genius. I’ve long enjoyed his work at Flip Flop Fly Ball, but his latest project may be my favorite yet: Lego figures of 1970s-80s baseball greats. Craig lives in…

  24. Baseball cannot, and will not, punish A-Rod any more than any other PED offender

    Jan 31, 2013, 9:14 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    Tim Keown of ESPN suggests  that Bud Selig should drop the hammer on A-Rod so as to make an example out of him. In his words, to “make an honorary sacrifice” out of him. Among his suggestions: … could A-Rod be suspended from the game long enough to effectively end his career? Just spitballing here,…

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