Barry Bonds

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Barry Bonds: In the pantheon of chemical cheats, the former San Francisco Giants player is regarded as up there with the greatest in any sport. Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

With much fanfare, the San Francisco Giants have announced their intention to retire the number 25 shirt once worn by Barry Bonds. The ultimate accol(...)

Former San Francisco Giants batter Barry Bonds’ misdemeanours have been quickly forgiven by the public and those in baseball. Photograph:Thearon W Henderson/Getty Images

Anybody privy to the specious morality of American sport will not have been surprised by news that the Florida Marlins have hired Barry Bonds as their(...)

Alex Rodriguez hits his 660th career home run to tie Willie Mays record during a game with Boston Red Sox in the 8th inning at Fenway Park Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: Jim Rogash/Getty

In the top of the 8th inning at Fenway Park last Friday night, Alex Rodriguez came off the bench for his first at-bat, and the Boston Red Sox fans ser(...)

Alex  Rodriguez: hardly the first steroid user to come back to the diamond, he  is the most brazen and obstinate of them all. Photo:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

As he prepared to return from a one-year suspension for steroid use, the erstwhile New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez did what any narcissi(...)

Mike Trout (right) of the Los Angeles Angels: in an ESPN poll earlier this year that asked American kids, 12 and older, to name their favourite athlete, Lionel Messi finished fourth while Trout ranked 100th.  Photograph:  Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The average American baseball fan is a white, middle-class man who will soon turn 55. He learned the intricacies of the sport playing catch with his f(...)

‘New Yorker’ baseball writer Roger Angell (left) with retired baseball player  George Brett during a reception in Angell’s honour in Cooperstown, New York, at which he received the JG Taylor Spink Award, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s writing honour. Photograph: Nathaniel Brooks/The New York Times

Roger Angell takes off his brown J Press sports coat and blue cap, yanks out his hearing aids, stashes his cane and sits down for a shave and hairc(...)

Fame or Shame? Many of the controversial baseball figures  remain steadfastly perched on the ‘never-tested-positive’ rampart.

Knowing little about baseball, and caring even less, it was only Charlie Sheen’s doleful eve-of-marriage declaration that he was about to “ship the pe(...)

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez has been banned for 2014. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for the entire 2014 Major League Baseball (MLB) season and play-offs for doping after an in(...)