TheSTN – All-Star Game Ballot Caps Record-Setting Program

Fan balloting for the 17 elected starting position players in the 83rd All-Star Game, to be played Tuesday, July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, ended with the record-setting conclusion of the 2012 All-Star Game Ballot on and the 30 Club websites. With many of the races … Continue reading

Brad Kurtzberg (TheSTN) – Dickey A Feel Good Story In MLB

While most of the media is focusing on the ugliness of the Roger Clemens trial and revisiting the steroid era that still casts a pall on the sport and its history, I want to focus on what may be the biggest feel-good story in baseball: Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey. Dickey … Continue reading

Steve Kallas (TheSTN) – Defense Rests In The Trial Of Roger Clemens

At the start of the ninth week of trial (with 26 actual days of testimony), the case of Roger Clemens will finally go to the jury, probably later today (Tuesday) or, at the latest, tomorrow. The defense rested its case on Monday and, after closing arguments on Tuesday morning into … Continue reading

Brad Kurtzberg (TheSTN) – Bobby V: Don’t Take the Umpires Out of Baseball

Yes, the statement was probably made out of frustration, but Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine went a little too far when he asked that the home plate umpire in baseball be replaced by some kind of electronic device to call balls and strikes. I am all for the use of … Continue reading

Brad Kurtzberg (TheSTN) – Clemens And Baseball Both Lose

As the Roger Clemens trial drags on, a few things become clear: there will be no real winners in this case, only losers. The question is how much each party has to lose. Clemens is clearly a loser in this case. He may indeed be found “not guilty” of perjury, … Continue reading

Brad Kurtzberg (TheSTN) – Baseball Swings & Misses On Hamels Suspension

For a guy who says he’s “old school,”Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels certainly has a new way of looking at things. Hamels was suspended by Major League Baseball this week for five games after admitting that he intentionally threw at Nationals phenom Bryce Harper on Sunday. Hamels plunked Harper on the … Continue reading