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The MLB’s passive nature regarding defending and ensuring the integrity of the game has set themselves up to be marred by scandals. Pictured is New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole.

Column | MLB cannot be passive when policing pitchers’ foreign substance use

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer June 15, 2021
After being embarrassed and having the game’s integrity be put into question in past scandals, most would assume the league had learned its lesson and would be more willing to address issues that harmed the game’s honor. Instead, MLB and their lackluster commissioner are once again struggling to defend their own rulebook.
The Pittsburgh Pirates Corey Dickerson (12) reaches second base with a double ahead of the tag from Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist in the ninth inning April 12 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Column: Pirates’ season a pleasant surprise for fan

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer April 17, 2018

In one of Pittsburgh’s colder Aprils in recent memory, the Pittsburgh Pirates have remained hot, though it didn’t seem it would be that way just a few weeks ago. Despite trading two All-Stars —...

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