Matt Williams was hired by the Washington Nationals to succeed Davey Johnson, making the five- time All-Star third baseman the first Major League Baseball manager directly linked to the sport’s steroid era.
Foreclosure starts in the Washington suburbs rose last month following federal budget cuts that may have made it harder for some homeowners to pay their mortgages, even as defaults fell across the country, RealtyTrac said.
Bud Selig’s retirement as Major League Baseball commissioner after next season will end two decades of stewardship that included recovery from a steroid scandal and an era of labor peace after losing the 1994 World Series to a players strike.
When Victoria Switzer awoke on a cold night in March, her dog was staring out the window at the flame roaring from a natural-gas-drilling rig 2,000 feet behind her house. She remembers trees silhouetted in a demonic dance as the plume burned off gas that had been building up under her land.
George Mitchell, the former U.S. Senator who in 2007 concluded a 20-month investigation into performance-enhancing drug use in Major League Baseball, has been appointed as the independent Athletics Integrity Monitor at Pennsylvania State University.