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Barry Bonds, Jeff Kent kept out of Hall of Fame again
OK, here’s the main thing about numbers in baseball: They all require context. No one could reasonably argue that, say, Mariners first baseman Corey Hart is a more dominant offensive player than Hall of Famer Frank “Home Run” Baker simply because Hart has more career home runs and a higher OPS. We know Baker played in the sport’s deadball era, so we adjust our standards accordingly.
And Bonds stands as one of the sport’s greatest hitters ever in any context. By the park- and league-adjusted stat OPS+, Bonds ranks third all-time behind only Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. It’s perfectly fair to debate whether Bonds’ 763 home runs are more impressive than Hank Aaron’s 755, since Bonds played at a time when lots of guys hit lots of homers. But it’s silly to dismiss all those homers entirely. They all contributed to his teams’ chances of victory.
3. It would be unfair to clean players
This one’s tricky. One of the great shames of baseball’s so-called steroids era is that there were certainly guys who held themselves to higher standards than the league did and refused to take PEDs, and many of those players likely missed out on roster spots or big paydays or places in the record books because they were unwilling to compromise. And that stinks, no doubt.
Problem is, we have no sure way of knowing who they were. This aims by no means to besmirch the reputations of players like Glavine, Maddux and Thomas. But we can never say for sure that no member of the 2014 Hall of Fame class ever juiced. We know only that they successfully convinced us they played clean. And now that the Hall’s doors are open to players from their era, it will become increasingly tricky and disturbing if we keep trying to guess which guys did what without concrete evidence.
4. How will I explain it to my kid?
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Main Course: We put an emotional button on the Islanders season, then went into the DH, PEDs and illegal drugs and the Mets and Jets... Sanpete also told Cal about the annual May 6th Birthday picnic...
Just when you think there will not be any interesting topics for your podcast the PED and drug users come through. Anderson Silva failed an out of competition drug test when he tested positive for PEDs. We will discuss how this affects his legacy and how the UFC should handle their second big out competition drug test failure in the past two months. And as an added bonus, if you promise to listen live, we will give you a special two for one drug test failure discussion. That’s right two for one because Silva’s UFC 183 opponent Nick Diaz, not to be outdone by Silva, failed a post-fight drug test for (you guessed it) marijuana.
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Ed & Fuz change things up a little bit and discuss their love for "Better Call Saul." While the guys will of course they address the latest Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao rumors as British media ,much like TMZ, claims the fight is a done deal, they'll also touch on fights that are a done deal such as Gennady Golovkin defending his title against Martin Murray next weekend. The guys will also discuss the possibility of Adam Silver changing the NBA playoff format to include just the top 16 teams -- regardless of conference -- into the playoffs. Given time, the fellas may discuss the return of Alex Rodriguez of the NY Yankees after a yearlong suspension for PEDs.
Ed & Fuz discuss the mind-numbing decision made in Super Bowl XLIX that cost the Seattle Seahawks at shot a history. The guys also delve in to UFC 183 which saw the not only the triumphant return of Anderson Silva to the Octagon but also The Spider get popped for PEDs (to no one's surprise, Nick Diaz got pinched for weed). The guys discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers turnaround, the Atlanta Hawks hot-streak and whether Ed has regained any semblance of respect for the Eastern Conference. Time given, the guys will talk the return of WWE as Daniel Bryan gets set to face Roman Reigns at the FastLane PPV.
In She Said, She Said #136, Genia and Andrea discuss major league baseball. Which players are juicing? Should Ryan Braun be suspended? Is Ryan Braun using PEDs?
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Bullying may be defined as the activity of repeated, aggressive behavior intended to hurt another person, physically, mentally or emotionally. Bullying is characterized by an individual behaving in a certain way to gain power over another person. It can be classified into four types:
Physical, verbal, and relational bullying are most prevalent in primary school and could also begin in preschool. Cyber-bullying, arguably the most destructive and common form today, is more common in secondary school than in primary school. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullying#cite_note-:0-10
If you hit your kid, you give them a message that it’s okay to hit others. And a new study examining the case histories of almost 2,500 American children confirms that spanking breeds bullies. Lead author Dr. Catherine Taylor of Tulane University... factored out the influences such as maternal mental health and use of drugs, domestic violence, neglect, income, age, race and education. And spanking emerged as the most important factor in determining which three-year-old children developed into aggressive five-year-olds. ("Mothers' Spanking of 3-Year-Old Children and Subsequent Risk of Children's Aggressive Behavior", C. A. Taylor, J. A. Manganello, S. J. Lee, J. C. Rice, Pediatrics 2010; 125:5 e1057-e1065; published ahead of print April 12, 2010, doi:10.1542/peds.2009-2678)
Should we focus on early intervention with parents?