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.
With 20 Major League Baseball players reportedly caught up in the latest doping scandal, Bill Littlefield takes a look at the sport’s history of performance enhancing drugs.
With Spring Training getting underway and Opening Day just over a month away, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the upcoming MLB season.
This week, a report linked Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun to a controversial clinic in South Florida. Braun issued a statement saying his lawyers consulted with Biogenesis about his successful appeal of a suspension for steroid use. CBSSports.com baseball columnist Danny Knobler joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the ongoing fallout.
Yankees star Alex Rodriguez may have been using as many as 19 different products over the past several years. Bill Littlefield attempts to put the excess in perspective.
Lance Armstrong has confessed to Oprah, and those who promote American cycling are left to clean up the mess. Only A Game’s Karen Given has our story.
On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America did not elect a single player to the Hall of Fame. ESPN.com writer and OAG baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian tells Bill Littlefield his job as a Hall of Fame voter has become increasingly difficult.