Alex Rodriguez is fighting the 211-game suspension issued by Major League Baseball for alleged doping. But on Wednesday, he walked out of his own arbitration hearing. Bill speaks with Wendy Thurm, who’s been following the story for FanGraphs.com.
Will any team be able to catch the Detroit Tigers? Can the Tigers change their playoff stripes? Matthew Mowery of the Oakland Free Press joins Bill Littlefield to answer these questions and more.
The Brewers occupy last place in the NL Central and recently lost star Ryan Braun to the Biogenesis scandal. As such, the team felt it owed something to the fans, so they’re giving out vouchers. LaToya Dennis reports from Milwaukee.
The MLB Players Association has appealed the 211-game suspension of Alex Rodriguez. What’s next for the former MVP? Bill Littlefield shares insights from A-Rod’s high school coach, Sports Illustrated Legal Analyst Michael McCann, and CBSSports.com National Baseball Writer Danny Knobler.
Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees star Alex Rodriguez for 211 games, leading some fans to lament the state of the game. Bill Littlefield offers some encouraging words.
Facing a federal lawsuit, Lance Armstrong now claims that the Postal Service should have known he was doping, despite all of his denials to the contrary. Got that? Reed Albergotti of the Wall Street Journal helps Bill make sense of the latest court filings.
Major League Baseball suspended Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun for 65 games Monday for his ties to Biogenesis, a Florida clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs. Sports Illustrated writer Michael Rosenberg has some issues with Braun’s apology–or lack thereof.
Bill Littlefield has long been of the opinion that athletes make poor role models. But, recent off-field events involving steroids, robbery and barking at dogs have convinced him that children have much to learn from star athletes.
None of this year’s inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame are still alive. How will Cooperstown handle a ceremony that’s light on living star power because of Steroids Era backlash? David Sommerstein of of North Country Public Radio has our story.
Mike Fish was part of the Outside the Lines reporting team that broke the news about Major League Baseball’s plans to suspend players linked to a South Florida supplement provider. Fish joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the scandal.