This is part of an ongoing series in which, with the help of friends and associates, we're reviewing the merits—and relative lack of merits—of the players on this year's Hall of Fame ballot. All entries in the series can be found here.
The former catcher/current racing analyst is being sued for nearly half a million dollars for not ponying up the cash to breed his mare to superstud Storm Cat. You think you can just watch animals hump for free? [Thoroughbred Times]
The mainland Major League Baseball season kicks off Sunday night, with the Nationals opening their new stadium. President Bush is slated to throw out the first pitch. Usually, he throws it to the home team's starting catcher. Unfortunately for him, this year the home team starting catcher is all over the Mitchell…
While we're on the steroid beat, DC Sports Bog has a pretty amazing snippet of a Paul LoDuca conversation from the day before the Mitchell Report came out. When in danger, or threatened, just make sure to almost be hit by a car.
• I'm Sorry, Italians. Paul Lo Duca calls it a "good Italian temper," but I'm going to choose to think a little more highly of the Italian-American population, and call Lo Duca's display childish, dumb, and embarrassing. The idiot Mets catcher was thrown out of the game for arguing balls and strikes, but before…
Last week, the New York Daily News uncovered a steroid ring that could end up affecting some of the biggest, most beloved names in our sport. Today, their rivals at the New York Post uncovered that baseball players cheat on their wives.