Has Baseball Become Too ‘PC’? – President Rejected From Throwing First Pitch Yet PEDs Now Acceptable

STEROIDS OVER PRESIDENT –  What Happened to America, Apple Pie and Baseball? Now Steroids, PEDs Becoming Acceptable While Prez Is Not Now, it’s major league baseball the American pastime that is disrespecting the office so long entwined with the sport.  President Trump doesn’t need that nor does baseball, whose overall attendance has remained stagnant for the past seven years. Can you imagine  Obama being asked not to throw out the first pitch. No one dare broach such a request of the first black president but when it comes to President Trump, it’s all anti-Trump all the time…whether it’s the media going against every Trump appointee or new law, still trying to use the ‘Russian hack’...

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Will Baseball Hall of Fame (2017) Voting Open Floodgates to PED Inductees, Further Erode Attendance?

  Will Baseball Hall of Fame (2017) Voting Open Floodgates to Widespread PED Inductees? [San Francisco] Sunday’s (Jan. 22, 2017) columns by Scott Ostler and John Shea(SFChronicle.com) signal  that the floodgates to the Baseball Hall of Fame may be opening soon for past PED  users – if they haven’t already, based on the latest Hall induction results. [San Francisco]   Ostler couches his tongue-in-cheek comments, not really letting on to his personal beliefs but suggests its time to stop fooling around and just delete  a few key words in the Hall of Fame voting rules-namely ‘sportsmanship, integrity, character’–  that would allow PED users and likely users to easily make it in to the Hall.   He...

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BAY AREA BASEBALL CONTRARY TRADES, ACTIONS

    Wolf/A’s Still Taking Out Stadium Frustrations on Fans BAY AREA BASEBALL TRADES SIGNAL BAD TIMES – TIME TO DROP  AXE ON TRADER BILLY     Oakland A’s real General Manager and part owner, Billy Beane has worn out his welcome.   Now more than 15 years since he effectively took over the organization – shades of Charles Finley and the early days of the Oakland A’s – Beane has again decimated the team and the morale of all concerned,   much like Finley did when he brought the Kansas City Atheetics to Oakland in 1968 . Only difference is that, in the end, Finley succeeded with World Series teams while Beane hasn’t.  ...

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#SFGiants Unlikely Pitching Velocity Increases, Hitters’ Homeruns

#SFGiants Pitchers Bumgarner, Vogelsong, Heston Improve Velocity Each Year   Seems like whenever the Giants go on one of their prolonged losing streaks or whenever a pitcher has had a bad game or two, they/ he turn it around at will.  Latest most extreme example is Ryan Vogelsong, who had come off a bad May after a good April. Just when the Giants were having one of their worst streaks mid-June (losing a historic eight in a row at home), the 37 year old vogelsong suddenly turns up the juice against Seattle and throws six shut out innings.  Even the announcers noted  the surprising velocity spurt to 93 mph on many of Vogelsong’s pitches...

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