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.
July 3, 2013 The Cincinnati Reds pitcher threw the second no-no of his career Tuesday night. But if not for the quick thinking of first baseman Joey Votto, the no-hitter would have been spoiled in the seventh inning. Watch the video to see what happened.
April 14, 2013 Faced with criticism and ridicule, the New York Yankees have yanked a sign touting a "Craft Beer Destination" stand at their stadium, after beer fans noted that all the products are from MillerCoors. At other ballparks, genuine craft beer is easy to find.
April 12, 2013 Baseball is more than a game to many people. Commentator Alva Noë thought he knew it better than most, until his children started playing Little League. That's when the community that makes up organized youth baseball welcomed him into their fold and opened his eyes to whole new levels of meaning in the game.
April 12, 2013 It's a very expensive bust. Zack Greinke signed a six-year, $147 million contract with Los Angeles before the season began. Now he'll be out for a while. Broken collarbones can take weeks, and sometimes longer, to heal.
November 27, 2012 Under his leadership, the players' union was able to end the reserve clause and gain free agency for players. Morning Edition commentator Frank Deford says Miller was "arguably the most significant figure in 20th century baseball."