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  • Hyde: Is Stanton the legit HR king if he hits 62? Even he wonders | Commentary

    08/18/2017 12:16:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 16, 2017 | Dave Hyde
    If I’m Giancarlo Stanton, I’d feel conflicted about the Steroid Era, too. I’d think Roger Maris’ 61 home runs in a season is the legitimate record, too. “Considering some things, I do,’’ he said Wednesday. If I’m Stanton, I’d note the only three players to hit more than 61 home runs – Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa – had more performance-enhancing drugs in them than an East German swim team. “But at the same time it doesn’t matter,’’ Stanton said. “The record is the record. But, personally, I do [think 61 is the record]... If PED users like...
  • This Came to Mind Tuesday Night

    11/14/2016 10:04:30 AM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Vin Scully
    Sometime Tuesday night (actually, in the wee hours of Wednesday morning), this call came into my head. Thought I'd share it.
  • Rep. Peter King: Alex Rodriguez shouldn’t be celebrated if he ties Willie Mays on Home Run list

    04/23/2015 10:47:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/23/2015 | BY NATHANIEL VINTON
    Congressman Pete King (R-NY) supports the Yankees’ refusal to celebrate as Alex Rodriguez approaches a historic baseball milestone, pulling within two home runs of Willie Mays on the career home runs list. “I think they’re right, because it’s obvious that so many of his home runs were tainted,” King told TMZ Sports. “I think it would be wrong to be celebrating ... since for all we know, hundreds of those home runs probably occurred when he was taking steroids." Rodriguez, who is not in the lineup for Thursday's afternoon game against the Tigers, has hit 658 dingers compared with Mays’...
  • No Mitt, No Problem: Fan Catches Home Run Holding Baby at Giants-Rockies Game

    06/16/2014 6:24:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/16 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Photographer Jeff Chiu took this amazing photograph of a fan catching a home run with his left hand while holding a baby at Sunday's Giants-Rockies game at AT&T Park. Aaron Hernandez Due in Court to Seek Dismissal of Charge The catch came during the third inning. The fan later walked away calmly as people cheered him on, both baby and ball safe in his hands. Here's a close up of the moment. Best Father's Day catch ever? Video at site.
  • New Faith-Based Movie is a ‘Home Run’

    04/20/2013 10:07:04 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The ^ | April 20, 2013 | JP
    I heard a message this past week by John Townsend. Wikipedia identifies him as a leadership coach, organizational consultant, psychologist and best-selling author. The online encyclopedia neglected to mention that he’s also a man of God. In fact, Dr. Townsend is one of the nation’s foremost advocates of Christ-centered recovery from mental and emotional health issues. And he actually is a character in a new feel-good, faith-based motion picture, “Home Run,” which opened in theaters yesterday. The faith-based production has been brought to the big screen by Provident Films, whose previous credits include “Fireproof,” the top-grossing independent film of 2008,...
  • A-Rod makes history: New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hits 600th home run !!

    08/04/2010 11:24:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/04/2010 | Joe Jackson and CORKY SIEMASZKO
    The drought is over - Alex Rodriguez finally hit his 600th home run. More than two weeks after A-Rod cracked his last homer, the Yankee slugger socked a pitch by Shaun Marcum of the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning of Wednesday's game into the center field of Yankee Stadium - and into history. A big grin creasing his face as he circled the bases, Rodriguez got a standing ovation from the fans and big hugs from his teammates. Yankee fans shared in Rodriguez' joy. "It's well deserved," said Joel Garcia, 20, of The Bronx. "He's such a good...
  • Nutmeg Struck By Fly Ball To Center Field

    06/14/2010 2:29:16 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 237 replies · 2,131+ views
    14 June 2010 | NN
    Right handed Red Sox 3rd baseman Adrian Beltre hit one out of Fenway Park Friday afternoon, striking Nutmeg squarely on the forearm. X-rays revealed a fractured radius. Nutmeg is in good spirits today. Beltre, with a .335 average and 44 RBI in 2010, was unavailable for comment. Adrian Beltre Nutmeg
  • Obama Suddenly Riled

    09/04/2008 5:36:21 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 127 replies · 256+ views
    Sen. Barack Obama ditched his normal languid cool today, punching back at Gov. Sarah Palin as he spoke with reporters in York, Pa, hotly defending his work as a community organizer. He said he assumes Palin "wants to be treated same way guys want to be treated, which means their records are under scrutinty. I've been through this for 19 months. She's been through it, what four days?" Obama's hackles were clearly raised by Palin's dismissal of his community organizing --a response to his earlier dismissal of her record as a small-town mayor. "Why would that kind of work be...
  • Union raises concerns over Bonds

    05/07/2008 5:22:21 AM PDT · by N. Theknow · 12 replies · 152+ views ^ | 05/06/2008 8:40 PM ET | Barry M. Bloom
    Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds has asked the Players Association to consider filing a grievance on his behalf because Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader has been unable to sign a contract as a free agent for the 2008 season. In his behalf, the union has contacted the Commissioner's Office seeking information about why Bonds hasn't even been extended an offer. "We've raised both general concerns and some player-specific concerns," Michael Weiner, the union's general counsel, said, telling The Associated Press that the only specific concern raised was the case of Bonds. "We have made requests for information. I...
  • Manny in middle of more controversy Ramirez's deep drive to right field[A HR]ruled a long RBI single

    10/18/2007 10:33:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 4 replies · 62+ views ^ | October 18, 2007 | Jordan Bastian
    CLEVELAND -- Manny Ramirez didn't throw up his arms and admire the baseball he launched in the third inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday night, but the Red Sox slugger still managed to become the center of controversy once again. With two outs and David Ortiz on first base, Ramirez sent the first offering he faced from Indians left-hander C.C. Sabathia rocketing deep to right-center field. Believing the blast to be a home run, Ramirez trotted out of the batter's box and toward first base, while Ortiz sprinted around the bases. The baseball came...
  • FReep This Poll! Would you have applauded or booed for Barry Bonds' 755th career home run?

    08/05/2007 9:48:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies · 776+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | August 5, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! Here is the actual poll question... Would you have applauded or booed if you had been present for Barry Bonds' record-matching 755th career home run? Applauded Booed Neither Go to the North County Times/The Californian link provided. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right hand side. Vote your choice.
  • Baseball Physics: Anatomy of a Home Run

    07/19/2007 8:36:27 PM PDT · by gpapa · 5 replies · 249+ views ^ | July 19, 2007 | Davin Coburn
    When Ryan Zimmerman stands at the plate, there's no time to analyze physics. "I'm thinking about what the pitcher might throw in that situation," says the 22-year-old rising star with the Washington Nationals. "I have to eliminate as many options as I can before he releases the ball." Twenty times last season, Zimmerman pounded a pitch into the seats. Now PM stops the clock to examine ball spin, bat speed and the rest of what Zimmerman instinctively understands about hitting. Here's how those home runs happened. A Supersize Sweet Spot A bat vibrates at multiple frequencies when it collides with...
  • Nomar caps incredible win for LA (Four straight homers tie it in ninth; walk-off puts club in first)

    09/19/2006 4:24:34 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 1 replies · 435+ views website ^ | Tuesday September 19th, 2006 | Ken Gurnick
    LOS ANGELES -- It's a real shame the Dodgers have no more games scheduled with the Padres this year, because after finding all sorts of ways to lose to San Diego while dropping 13 of the first 17 games between the two teams, it looks like they've finally found a way to win. The Dodgers hit seven home runs Monday night and needed every one, overcoming four-run deficits twice in a remarkable 11-10 victory in 10 innings that put them back into first place by one-half game and had to be seen to be believed. "This will be a game,"...
  • Is it time to give the MLB homerun record back to Roger Maris? Sign the petition...

    06/20/2006 4:06:53 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 1 replies · 313+ views
    A local sports radio station here in Denver mentioned this recently - Give it back to Maris Help restore the MLB homerun record to the rightful owner website is designed for the sole purpose of setting the Major League Baseball Single Season Home Run Record straight. With the acknowledgement of an era of baseball where the legitimacy of every record is in doubt, we believe there is only one solution to the ongoing steroid controversy and mistrust that not only surrounds the game but has created doubt in the game for the last 16 years. That solution is for...
  • The Great Shambino

    05/09/2006 11:08:28 AM PDT · by JZelle · 129 replies · 1,923+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-9-06 | Dan Daly
    Barry Bonds circles the bases these days to the sound of one hand clapping ... and one knee creaking. The Shambino is just a homer away from 714 -- Babe Ruth's address -- but the only people outside of McCovey Cove who seem to care are the ones at ESPN, his own private Paraguay. Barry's their boy. To the bitter end. And rarely has the pursuit of a record left such a sour taste. Indeed, Bonds' growing home run total elicits about the same response from the masses as that tote board in New York City, the one that keeps...
  • What Would You Do If You Caught Barry Bonds' 756th HR Ball?

    05/09/2006 8:14:22 AM PDT · by N. Theknow · 47 replies · 996+ views ^ | May 9, 2006 | ESPN
    What Would You Do If You Caught Barry Bonds' 756th HR Ball?
  • Bonds Hits No. 713, Moves Within One Of Ruth

    05/07/2006 10:00:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 180 replies · 2,702+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 7 MAY 2006 | AP
    (AP) PHILADELPHIA -- Barry Bonds is heading home, one behind the Babe. Bonds hit his 713th homer Sunday night, moving within one of tying Babe Ruth for second place on baseball's career list. The San Francisco Giants' slugger hit a mammoth shot in the sixth inning off Philadelphia right-hander Jon Lieber, sending a 2-1 pitch off the facade of the right-field upper deck during a 9-5 loss to the Phillies. "They tell me that's the way the Babe used to hit them," Giants manager Felipe Alou said. Bonds' fifth homer of the season was estimated at 450 feet, one of...

    03/07/2006 11:30:23 AM PST · by Al Simmons · 8 replies · 1,725+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 03/07/2006 | Mark Fainaru-Wada & Lance Williams
    NEW YORK ( -- Beginning in 1998 with injections in his buttocks of Winstrol, a powerful steroid, Barry Bonds took a wide array of performance-enhancing drugs over at least five seasons...*SNIP* ...By 2001, when Bonds broke Mark McGwire's single-season home-run record (70) by belting 73, Bonds was using two designer steroids referred to as the Cream and the Clear, as well as insulin, human growth hormone, testosterone decanoate (a fast-acting steroid known as Mexican beans) and trenbolone, a steroid created to improve the muscle quality of cattle. BALCO tracked Bonds' usage with doping calendars and folders -- detailing drugs, quantities,...
  • Two down, one left in steroid era

    02/17/2006 10:44:11 AM PST · by JZelle · 7 replies · 360+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-17-08 | TOM KNOTT
    Sammy Sosa has turned down the modest offer of the Nationals, which is just as well. There is a noticeable stench emanating from his 588 career home runs, just as there is with the numbers of Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire. The three are forever linked because of their eclipsing Roger Maris, who lost several heads' worth of hair because of the stress associated with his pursuit of Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. Or so it goes with each retelling. We only can imagine the potential physical damage to the three hulks who transformed their upper bodies with suspicious...
  • Bonds' final home run jog a joyless one

    09/16/2005 11:15:51 AM PDT · by JZelle · 65 replies · 1,859+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-16-05 | Tom Knott
    The joylessness of Barry Bonds is immutable now. His return in pursuit of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron is made of radioactive stuff. His undertaking is hard to embrace. It smacks of wrong. The fun is absent amid the clearing of throats. Bonds now lives in his imaginary bunker to ward off the slings and arrows of the BALCO scandal. He is the victim, of course. He is both the victim of BALCO and an unsympathetic national press that sees his exploits through the lens of race. His is an understandable gambit. What else does he have to play? More...