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In light of Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon earning suspensions for PEDs, which suspensions and cases of blackballing do the BP staff best remember?

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Delivering Steinbrenner-isms, Kent-mantics, and Cash-o-grams.


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Jason Giambi is sorry, a number of people think Jose Canseco is sorry, and the Tigers defend a sorry contract.

"I can't get into specifics. Someday, hopefully, I'll be able to."
--Jason Giambi, after apologizing, but not specifying for what (New York Daily News)

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January 25, 2001 12:00 am

I'm a Loser, Baby


Christina Kahrl

Talk of records that ought to be set in 2001 revolve around topics we know well. Rickey Henderson ought to set the records for walks and runs scored, barring some sort of blackballing scheme. Barry Bonds is basically a lock to hit his 500th home run (six to go), and Sammy Sosa his 400th (14 to go). On more trivial notes, a healthy season for the first time in three years would get Cal Ripken Jr. to 3,000 games played; Jesse Orosco will probably get into the 1,100th game of his career.

All of those things are well and good, but breaking records belonging to the dead Ty Cobb or the equally dead Babe Ruth aren't exactly drama. It isn't like we'll get a break from the action back to the cemetery to see if either man is spinning in his grave. But there are records in danger that feature live victims and able candidates.

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