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...ago to one I thought was really good cause it made me think of my beloved Atlanta Braves. The slogan was to be a part of a new branding of Atlanta that included a "Coca Cola" red and white design. Oh yea, the slogan was Atlanta: Where Everyday Is Opening Day. The city is not really known as a baseball town, but if you're a sports fan that lives here, you know that the Braves are really the only major league team that's any fun to watch. Course, the thing about that is, that if you're a sports fan that lives here, you're more than likely from somewhere else. I mean, there are sports fans... (more)
Dario Lodigiani enjoyed a 17-year baseball career from 1935-1954, playing parts of six seasons in the majors and 14 in the minor leagues, losing three years while serving in the military from 1943 to 1945. Lodigiani played at Lowell High School in San Francisco, with his lifelong friend Joe DiMaggio.
At age 19, Lodigiani began his pro career with the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League and later joined the Williamsport Grays of the Eastern League. He entered the majors in 1938 with the Philadelphia Athletics, the Toronto Maple Leafs of the international League in 1940. He returned... (more)
The Mitchell Report has brought the controversy over steroids in baseball to living rooms and water coolers across the country. But what was lost among words like androstenedione and Human Growth Hormone was the long term effects that a generation of cheaters have had on the baseball fan's ability to appreciate formerly rare individual accomplishments. Baseball, more than any other sport, reveres personal achievement and historic events. Being part of an exclusive club of players who've accomplished something special is, well, special. But the questionable ethics of baseball's past two decades... (more)
The Mitchell Report, the findings of former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell's 20-month investigation into performance-enhancing drug use that has tarnished some of the game's greatest stars and records is going to be released to the public next week. What will it tell us? Whose baseball careers, if any, will be ruined? How will it change the American pastime? And maybe most importantly, what will MLB do in response to the report? Early leaks tell us that the report will reveal the names of 11 current free agents who took steroids. Critics of the report are already lining up,... (more)
...or Buddy (to those close to him) was first questioned on a walk in Beverly Hills this morning, he seemingly ignored the barrage of reporters questions and treated the walk as if it were any normal day. When asked by a reporter from Fox News if he felt he had tainted the sports of basketball, baseball, volleyball football and soccer, Bud stared down the reporter barked loudly and then promptly defecated on his shoes. Many remember Bud as Barbara Walters 2nd most fascinating animal of 2000 after his athletically dazzling performance in his second film endeavor Air Bud Golden Receiver. He... (more)
... that Hank Aaron's home run record was broken? NO! How about Babe Ruth's? NO! Even Roger Maris's? NO! The record books remain the same as far as I'm concerned. Call me a hard head! I don't care and I'll be the first to tell those chumps that they cheated! I'll only run if they come at me with baseball bats. Other than than, I'll give them a fight. Just about every sport there seems to be an athlete who abuses their body with steroids. But the sport that comes to mind that serves no purpose in athletic ability is golf. There's no need to bulk up. But what do I know? Prove me wrong! That's a... (more)
... home and have Thanksgiving dinner with their families and be thankful for what they have and then sleep late on Friday after Thanksgiving. They arenâ€™t bothered by the overwhelming need to go out into public and make complete fools of themselves. Children on lead played games of pickup baseball on the empty lot on the corner of the next block over. They rode their bicycles for fun. They knew that talking to strangers was a bad idea and they didnâ€™t do it. Additionally, children on lead played such playground games as cops and robbers where the cops would catch the robbers... (more)
Barry Bonds was indicted on federal charges of perjury and obstruction of justice yesterday, striking a blow against baseball's all-time home run leader in his ongoing struggle against allegations of steroid use. The indictment, which many people felt was fading fast and would never happen, is finally here. This is not just local or regional news, this is a report that has taken a spot on the worldwide stage. President Bush even issued a statement yesterday about the indictment. When was the last time you heard a U.S. President comment about a baseball-related incident? This is big, no doubt... (more)
...ludicrous! And do you know who will be getting approximately 33% of that money? Thatâ€™s right â€“ the attorneys. What a joke. Every man in the world is hurting for you right now, Michael. But, you brought this on yourself. Any chance of coming out of retirement or taking up baseball again, because I donâ€™t think anyone is interested in making another Space Jam movie. This appeared yesterday on Celebrity Stink at www.cinemablend.com: Considered to be one of basketballâ€™s greatest players ever, NBA legend Michael Jordan has agreed to pay his ex-wife Juanita,... (more)
...The allegations keep coming to light as more and more of these steroid peddlers are getting caught. I have a feeling that this situation is going to get worse before it gets better -- as we learn more about who took steroids and when they took them. It may finally reach a point where all baseball records broken between 1996 and 2005 (to be known throughout history as the â€œsteroid eraâ€) will be erased from the books, because no one can be sure which records are tainted and which ones are legitimate. Itâ€™s a dark period in major league baseball, thereâ€™s no... (more)