August 19, 2013 Alex Rodriguez isn't the most popular person in baseball. He's appealing a 211-game suspension for allegedly violating the game's rules on performance-enhancing drugs. Sunday, Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster sure seemed to be throwing at A-Rod — and he hit the Yankee. But Rodriguez had the last laugh.
August 17, 2013 Tejada reportedly has tested positive on multiple occasions for the use of the amphetamine Adderall. His suspension is one of the longest in Major League Baseball history.
August 14, 2013 Teams haven't typically tried to develop knuckleballers and players haven't usually wanted to throw the pitch. But now the Baltimore Orioles are teaching the knuckleball to three minor league pitchers. A physics expert and fan of the pitch wonders whether this could be the start of a "knuckleball era."
August 8, 2013 Calling a lawsuit's potential results "absurd" for cities around the United States, Major League Baseball asked a federal judge to dismiss a challenge to its antitrust exemption filed by San Jose. The city hopes to lure the Oakland A's to relocate there.
August 6, 2013 Watch and listen as a Chicago crowd gives Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez the business when he returns to the lineup on the same day he was hit with a 211-game suspension (which he's appealing). A-Rod managed to pop the ball into left field for a hit.
August 5, 2013 By suspending New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, Major League Baseball stopped short of the lifetime ban that had been threatened. But in the league's history, even lifetime bans have sometimes translated into suspensions of less than a year.
August 5, 2013 The league also announced 50-game suspensions against 12 other players because their names allegedly show up on customer lists at Biogenesis, a South Florida clinic that distributed performance-enhancing drugs.
July 31, 2013 According to media reports, the league handed the players union names of those facing suspensions for doping. Alex Rodriguez is rumored to be among them.
July 31, 2013 The only voices in a TV broadcast of last night's game between the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals came from the field and the stands. FOX Sports Detroit offered fans "Natural Sounds at Comerica Park" as an alternative to its regular telecast.
July 26, 2013 Doping in sports is back in the news. And once again we are reminded that our attitudes on the topic are complicated and not entirely transparent even to ourselves. Commentator Alva Noë wonders where we draw the line when it comes to altering our physical and chemical selves.
July 23, 2013 U.S. baseball agents say it is increasingly common for smugglers to help Cuban baseball players make their way off the island. According to the agents, it's been going on since the 1990s and has picked up in recent years.
July 23, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun has accepted a 65-game suspension because of the evidence linking him to a Miami-area clinic that allegedly sold performance-enhancing drugs. The Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and other players have also been tied to that clinic.
July 22, 2013 The league said Braun had been suspended because he was linked to doping. Braun was the National League's 2011 Most Valuable Player.
July 13, 2013 Why keep a score card at a baseball game? Because baseball, like life, doesn't come with its own interpretation. It is up to each of us to make sense. Whether you like baseball or not, commentator Alva Noë thinks we have something to learn from the practice of keeping score.