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Sylver: Long Gone Boston Summer

By Sean Sylver, 98.5 The Sports Hub Just weeks after wrapping up The Last Dance, Michael Jordan’s tribute to Michael Jordan, ESPN’s 30 for 30 series took the DeLorean back to the late 90's last night with Long Gone Summer, a recounting of MLB’s historic summer of 1998. The home run chase between Mark McGwire and…

Mazz: In 2020, McGwire and Sosa aren't walking through that door

Last night, conveniently and as baseball continued what certainly feels like another labor war, ESPN aired “Long Gone Summer,” the documentary that highlighted Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and the pursuit of baseball’s single-season home run record, once regarded as the most significant record in all of sports. The price for baseball back then was that the record now means nothing at all, swallowed by a steroid era that made McGwire and Sosa look like caricatures of themselves.

Mazz: Time for Manfred and baseball to call the union's bluff

When Manfred wanted to aggressively pursue pace-of-play initiatives, the union stood in his way. MLB allies then told us that Manfred had the power to unilaterally impose a pitch clock, but he never used that power. Now the union is threatening Manfred to unilaterally impose a 50-game schedule, presumably because union officials think he won’t do that, either.