Reggie Jackson Speaks Publicly About Steinbrenner’s Death

Reggie Jackson was able to speak publicly for the first time since George Steinbrenner’s death Tuesday of a massive heart attack.

On Old-Timers Day, Saturday, July 17, Jackson finally spoke out from inside the Yankee’s stadium interview room. ... Read More

George Steinbrenner Dies of Heart Attack at Age 80

TAMPA, FL – New York Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner, was rushed to St. Joseph’s hospital in Tampa Monday night after suffering a massive heart attack. He was pronounced dead Tuesday morning.

George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner, dies at age 80.

A rep for the Steinbrenner family has released a statement saying, “It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80.”

Steinbrenner, often referred to as ‘The Boss’, was a U.S. Navy veteran and owner of The New York Yankees. Due to health reasons he retired from running the Yankees in 2006 leaving his sons Hank and Hal to run the team.

Under Steinbrenner ownership, the Yankees locked up 11 pennants and 7 World Series titles.

The rep adds, “Funeral arrangements will be private. There will be an additional public service with details to be announced at a later date.”

Barry Bonds Drug Test Evidence Ruled Inadmissible by Courts

The New York Times reports that a federal appeals court ruled on Friday that prosecutors will be barred from using positive drug tests and doping calendars in the perjury case of Barry Bonds, the major leagues’ career home run leader, significantly hurting the government’s case against him. The appeals court, in a 2-to-1 ruling, affirmed a lower court decision that said the government could not authenticate the evidence and directly tie it to Bonds without the testimony of his former trainer.

The appeals court, in a 2-to-1 ruling, affirmed a lower court decision that said the government could not authenticate the evidence and directly tie it to Bonds without the testimony of his former trainer Greg Anderson. Anderson has been jailed several times in the past five years for refusing to testify about substances he gave Bonds. ... Read More

Tigers’ Armando Galarraga Robbed of Perfect Game

Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers nearly became the 21st pitcher in Major League history to throw a perfect game. He pitched 8.2 perfect innings, but lost the perfect game after an infield hit by the 27th batter.

Rookie Jason Donald hit a ground ball to first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who tossed to Galarraga, but first base umpire Jim Joyce called Donald safe, ending the perfect game and no-hitter. Joyce later issued a direct apology to Galarraga, saying that the call was incorrect

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Jeriome Robertson Dead at 33 Killed in Motorcyle Accident

VISALIA, CA — We are sad to report that Jeriome Robertson, former major league pitcher for the Astros and Indians, whose 15 wins led all rookies in 2003, has died. He was 33.

The California Highway Patrol said Robertson was killed Saturday when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. ... Read More

A-Rod Line Drive Hits David Huff in Head – Video

NEW YORK —Indians pitcher David Huff was hit above the left ear by Alex Rodriguez’s line drive Saturday and taken to a hospital, where a CT scan was negative.

The Indians said Huff never lost consciousness or experienced memory loss. He will remain at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for several hours as a precaution. ... Read More

Oakland Athletics Dallas Braden Pitches Perfect Game – Video

OAKLAND, CA – Dallas Braden, the 26 year old left handed pitcher for The Oakland Athletics, pitched a perfect game beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0. Braden made this the 19th perfect game in MLB, making him the second person in less than a year to accomplish this feat.

After the game, Braden hugged his grandmother Peggy Lindsey, who raised him after his mother died of skin cancer eight years ago when he was a senior in high school. It was an emotional moment and a fitting Mother’s Day gift for Braden’s grandmother. When Lindsey met with reporters after the game, she said, “Stick it, A-Rod!” ... Read More

Is Joe Mauer Contract Extension With Minnesota Twins A Rumor?

Rumors have been spreading this afternoon that American League MVP Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins have reached a preliminary agreement on a 10-year contract extension.

Joe Mauer himself has denied the rumor today stating that he has not reached an agreement with the Minnesota Twins for a 10-year contract extension… ... Read More

What Are The Top 10 Must See Sporting Events?

I’ve been fortunate to have attended many great sporting events over the years. With the Super Bowl fast approaching, let’s take a look at the Top 10 events which I believe every avid sports fan should see in-person. ... Read More

Was Anyone Surprised By Mark McGwire’s Admission of Steroids?

Mark McGwire’s admission that he took steroids was about as shocking as the sun coming up this morning. All McGwire did was confirm was the rest of us already knew, that he cheated and joined a big list of others who brought disgrace on the game of baseball during what’s become known as the Steroid Era.

I don’t blame McGwire completely. Part of the blame undoubtably falls on Major League Baseball, who turned a blind eye to the problem and hoped that it would just go away. Not until the steroid scandal became a headline news story did baseball take the issue seriously. ... Read More