Baseball, Steroids, Players, and Pollsters

Baseball has been rocked in recent years by the steroid scandal.  Most recently it’s been revelations about Alex Rodriguez.  Roger Clemens and his trainer continue to duke it out in court over whether Clemens was injected with the juice. John Sparks Since the worlds of baseball players and pollsters both revolve around statistics, it seems quite appropriate that the Marist Poll should find out what fans think about players who do steroids.  Should they be eligible for the Hall of Fame?  What should become of the records they set?  What does the American public consider more important —... 

Bucks and Baseball: An Interview

April 6, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Sports, State of the Game

Sports Author Ray Robinson discusses the economics of baseball and offers a unique perspective on the history of the game.  Here’s a transcript of Robinson’s interview with The Marist Poll’s John Sparks. Ray Robinson, author of, "Iron Horse: Lou Gehrig in His Time." John Sparks Ray, attendance may have increased for professional baseball last season, but our recent survey indicates that most fans do not think that the cost of a ticket is a good value for their money.  Why do you think that is? Ray Robinson I think it is because they’re charging inordinate prices,... 

Baseball’s Steroid Scandal: An Interview

April 6, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Sports, State of the Game

In the second part of Ray Robinson’s interview with The Marist Poll’s John Sparks, Sports Author Ray Robinson addresses the current steroid scandal and the views fans have of the players off the field. Ray Robinson, author of, "Iron Horse: Lou Gehrig in His Time." John Sparks The steroid scandals have dominated the headlines. Do you think players like Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, and Alex Rodriguez even, and others who have been implicated, do you think these folks will be elected… Ray Robinson Well you use the word implicated.  You mean they’ve...