Cooperstown

Barry Bonds, left, chats with David Ortiz prior to a game at Fenway Park in Boston in June 2007. (Winslow Townson/AP)

The Tao of Barry Bonds

The greatest hitter in baseball would prefer if you did not besmirch…

 

Pete Rose, the 17-time MLB All-Star and all-time leader in hits, was denied his request for reinstatement by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, who cited his continued gambling and evidence that Rose bet on games when he played for the Cincinnati Reds. (John Locher/AP)

Rose’s reinstatement plea rejected by Manfred

CINCINNATI — Pete Rose’s application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday…

 

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher, John Smoltz, tours the gallery at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Smoltz was recently elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. (Heather Ainsworth/AP)

Smoltz is first HOFer to undergo Tommy John surgery

When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on…

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher, John Smoltz, tours the gallery at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Smoltz was recently elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. (Heather Ainsworth/AP)
Barry Bonds watches the Giants take batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11 in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bonds wins, virtue loses

It looks like a gas station sign, the “756” plaque affixed to…

Barry Bonds watches the Giants take batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11 in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)