Power numbers down significantly for several players

Originally Published: June 11, 2008
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

When you're talking about something as revered and tradition-bound as the home run and a drop in power production, each new development requires a corresponding pharmacological explanation.

I gained a telling insight into the phenomenon two weeks ago in a story about Bret Boone's giving up his comeback bid and deciding to retire. A few ESPN.com readers praised Boone as a "gamer" who provided some wonderful memories in Seattle. But the overwhelming majority questioned the legitimacy of ...

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