Posts tagged "MLB"

Cubs Manager Dale Sveum Inspires Cubs Players to Higher Levels of Performance

In a casual conversation during lunch the other day, a former coach, a fitness expert, and I were discussing ways that coaches might be able to motivate athletes to reach beyond normal limitations―how to inspire them. We all tended to agree that a number of coaches, maybe most, seem to get so hung up on... Read more »

Sexual Abuse Scandals, Drug Involvement, (HGH) PED Testing, Unethical, Illegal, Unsportsmanlike Behavior: It’s Time to Put an Independent in Charge!!!

It’s not too often I come across a piece, an article, that brings to notion a new idea, or in this case an old idea anew, that actually  makes some sense. Rarely a month, or week, goes by without some terrible sports scandal being plastered all over the news. The recent Penn State, Paterno, Sandusky... Read more »

MLB: Huge Loophole in Major League Baseball HGH Testing Agreement

It appears I spoke a little premature when I mentioned in my piece, MLB Beats NFL in Holding Athletes Accountable for HGH Use, that major league baseball was taking a giant step forward in their approach to testing players for HGH and demonstrating to the NFL how to get the job done. Based on the... Read more »

NFL: WADA Pulls No Punches in Addressing NFLPA and its Failure to Implement HGH Testing

In two November articles (Rep. Waxman Calls Into Question NFL Union “Delay” Tactics Regarding HGH Testing and MLB Beats NFL in Holding Athletes Accountable for HGH Use) I discuss the NFLPA’s failure to actually implement the needed HGH testing they had agreed to in the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) they signed this fall. It is... Read more »

Chicago Tribune's Phil Rogers Celebrates Baseball's Non-Steroid Users: The Older Generation

Follow @kirkmango Long time Chicago Tribune major league baseball writer, Phil Rogers, takes time to feature two of baseball’s “good guys,” Jim Thome and Derek Jeter, in his piece at Using a Pete Rose inscribed baseball that says “Hits — 4256. Steroids – 0″ for support, Phil states:  “We’re about to hit the daily... Read more »

Former New York Mets Manager Stresses Building Mind & Heart

Joe Davidson recently published a wonderfully titled piece, Hometown Report: Jerry Manuel says build character _ winning will come, in The Sacramento Bee regarding former NY Mets manager Jerry Manuel. Normally, I am not one to get to excited about managers of major league baseball teams; however, that part of the title, Jerry Manuel says... Read more »

Tommy John Surgery: Baseball's New Performance-Enhancement Technique???

In a recent foray through my Google alerts, up pops a short researched-based piece from the AOSSM (The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine), Misguided Public Perception on What Tommy John Surgery Can Do Apparent in New Study. Needless to say, this sparked my interest. It is in reading this AOSSM press release that it... Read more »

Should Baseball Bar "Steroid Cheats" From Cooperstown Hall Of Fame: The Poll!!!

The above title represents a popular question on the lips of many a baseball fan. Should they or shouldn’t they, let’s see how ChicagoNow visitors feel about that.  poll by

Chilly Forecast For Baseball's Hall of Fame Town, Cooperstown

It sure is cold in Chicagoland this time of year, downright frigid. Just imagine if that “chilly” feeling extended its grip all the way into summer, and not based on climate but on economic possibilities for your city or town, even with some positive signs that the recession is starting to turn. Such is the... Read more »

Should Major League Baseball Stick With Tradition or Follow NFL Path?

Lance Pugmire’s article in last week’s Los Angeles Times, Seeking officiating perfection in an imperfect sports world, brings to light the argument about whether the MLB should be taking a “play” from the NFL playbook by incorporating more instant replay with close calls. The article uses a statistic from an ESPN study that revealed how... Read more »