Major League Baseball goes after the bad guys

Here is the opening to my Thursday column about Baseball's latest attempt to suspend drug cheaters: Major League Baseball is trying to get the bad guys. Good for Major League Baseball. By the bad guys, I don't mean crooks or murderers or spies, nothing as sinister as that. I'm talking [...]

By | June 5th, 2013|21 Comments

On the matter of Melky Cabrera

Now that Melky Cabrera, aka the Melk Man, has signed with Toronto, here are some questions for you. Would you have preferred for the Giants to make an offer to Cabrera? Would you have preferred for the Giants to keep him? Why/Why not?

By | November 17th, 2012|21 Comments

Melky Cabrera refuses batting crown

On the face of it, Melky Cabrera made a selfless act in refusing to be considered for the NL batting crown. Good for him. But part of me is skeptical. Did he do that so the Giants will take him back when he becomes eligible in the postseason? What do [...]

By | September 21st, 2012|22 Comments

Melky Cabrera and the batting title

Major League Baseball is staring down the barrel of yet another dilemma caused by Melky Cabrera -- the Juice Man. What happens if he wins the NL batting title? It could happen, believe me. And if it happens it would be unfortunate, as in very bad. There is an easy [...]

By | August 22nd, 2012|16 Comments

Melky Cabrera gets in more trouble

In a moment I will link to an article that, as far as I can tell, is strictly on the level. The New York Daily News is reporting that Melky Cabrera knew the authorities were on to his drug cheating, so he and some of his people endeavored to set [...]

By | August 19th, 2012|37 Comments

Melky Cabrera Part III: a state of mind question

Here's the third part of my Melkman Trilogy. When Cabrera was cheating this season, how did he feel about it? He was the All Star Game MVP. Fans in SF went nuts over him. The media lavished him with praise. He was a sports hero. Did he feel like a [...]

By | August 15th, 2012|36 Comments

Melky Cabrera Part II

The Giants have had two players suspended for drugs this season -- Melky Cabrera and Guillermo Mota. Did I miss anyone else? That's two on a 25-man roster. Which leads to a question: On a typical 25-man roster, how many players do you think are using performance-enhancing drugs? I assume [...]

By | August 15th, 2012|10 Comments

Say it ain’t so, Melky

Geez. Melky Cabrera just got suspended 50 games for drug cheating. That means he won't play anymore in the regular season, although he could return for the playoffs -- if the Giants can make it to the playoffs without him. So, I have some questions for you: Will the Giants [...]

By | August 15th, 2012|35 Comments