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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

No on Sosa, Clemens and Bonds

I wrote a column for Sunday on how I will vote this year for three baseball players in particular on the Hall of Fame ballot. Here is the opening to my column: I am looking at three names on baseball’s Hall of Fame ballot, recently mailed to me. The three names are Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. Those three names fill me with varying degrees of disgust. I will not vote for any of them. I dismiss all… Read More »

“Sports are entertainment” is the baloney excuse

We’ve been having an interesting discussion all day about steroids and the baseball hall of fame and about Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. These are very difficult issues and I sincerely appreciate your insights and input. One argument bothers me — I don’t find it cogent — and I want to address it. Some of you wrote sports are entertainment and the players are entertainers like, say, singers, so we shouldn’t care what PEDs they use, or if they use… Read More »

Clemens not guilty

Roger Clemens was declared not guilty of lying to Congress about taking performance enhancing drugs and obstructing justice. I believe he took PEDs, but of course I can’t prove it. A jury did not convict Barry Bonds of taking PEDs but did convict him of obstruction. I believe he took PEDs, but can’t prove it. I think the feds should get out of the drug enforcement business in sports. Let the sports legislate themselves. It will be interesting what happens… Read More »