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Jim Moran’s News Commentary

The odds are now better than even that the U.S. economy is sliding or has already slid into a recession. The housing market downturn and sub prime mortgage crisis are the catalysts for a major economic downswing that looks to last well into 2009. The latest retail reports indicate a decline in sales, the unemployment […]

Picking Splinters: Time to Move On

There was a time when the only debate surrounding Roger Clemens' enshrinement into baseball's Hall of Fame was over what hat he would wear. After Clemens and more than 80 other active and former players were named as users of performance enhancing substances in the 409-page investigative report by Senator George Mitchell, the hat is […]

Picking Splinters: Bonds, Boras Yield Turkey Day Talk

As Thanksgiving rolls around each year I generally reflect on the things in the sporting world for which I am grateful. One of the things I'm most thankful for this year is a host of huge news stories breaking a week earlier, thereby providing all kinds of easy fodder for this week's column.

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Picking Splinters: Selig Squanders Favor With Juvenile Antics

Bud Selig knew this moment would come. From the beginning of the season, any fans of baseball knew that this was the year that Barry Bonds, the infamous standard bearer of the steroid scandal, would pass Hank Aaron as the all-time home run record holder. He had all season to decide what he would do. […]

Editorial: Barry Bonds’ Record

You’ve got to love San Francisco. What other city in the world would take such glee in thumbing its nose at everyone else by embracing, non-judgmentally and so fully, its hero Barry Bonds, as exemplified by the 42,000 screaming fans that celebrated Bonds’ 756th home run, establishing an all-time baseball record Tuesday.