Every Player of Every Sport: A Personal Categorization

Turn on the television and find a sporting event, any sporting event. Every player you see fits into one of the following categories. This is a personal list, but maybe you’ll be inspired to create your own. Players I Loathe: There are certain athletes out there that I just can’t stand. Maybe you agree with…

Traitor-Rod

The rumors and allegations surrounding A-Roid A-Rod keep getting worse and worse.  SI is reporting that in a new book to be published this Monday about Alex Rodriguez, there are allegations that A-Rod used to intentionally tip pitches to opposing batters when playing for the Texas Rangers.  According to the report, A-Rod would do it…

A Time to Differentiate

No, this isn’t geeky calculus talk. We’re talking about baseball here. Nerds, go back to your TI-83 and your online girlfriends. The latest news that A-Rod and 103 other players tested positive for steroids in MLB’s 2003 tests is tragic for two reasons. Number 1: This is definitely a steroid era in baseball that will…

Ster-Rod?

It is being reported today by ESPN radio that New York Yankee 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two anabolic steroids in 2003. This was before the the MLB had a testing policy which included punitive actions.  The results were from testing done by Major League Baseball in 2003 to give them insight whether there…

And the MVP Goes To…Who?

Since we are hitting mid-August, you knew it was only a matter of time before the baseball MVP discussion began to turn serious and baseball writers began to make their annual discussions about who “deserves” to be called the MVP. And like clockwork, Hall of Fame baseball reporter Peter Gammons has gotten the ball rolling…

Home Run Derby Curse: The Truth

Here’s a breaking news story that you won’t hear anywhere other than the Frappe: There IS a curse on the home run derby champion. You wouldn’t know it from reading any column by any ESPN writer (like this one, or this one, and this one). It seems to me that ESPN is defending this tradition…

More bad press for A-Rod

This latest news story is a God-send to Red Sox fans: A-Rod Passes Out During Birth of Child. Even his wife calls him a wimp. Ouch.