DEE GORDON SUSPENDED

Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon has been suspended 80 games without pay, effective immediately, for violating MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy, the league said early Friday.

Gordon accepting the suspension, but said in a written statement that he “… did not do so knowingly.”

10 GREAT SPORTS ILLUSTRATED STORIES: #9

I love the mystery of Sandy Koufax.

Since I was born in 1964, just two years prior to his retirement, I never had the chance to see Koufax pitch live. Of course, I’ve seen still photos and a grainy black-and-white video of Game 7 of the 1965 World Series win over the Minnesota Twins. I have read stories but, still, as a baseball fan, I’ve always wished I could have seen Koufax pitch.

Ray Kinsella’s Field of Dreams wish was to have a catch with his Dad. Mine: Box seats at Dodgers Stadium on a midsummer night and Koufax on the mound. That’s my personal Field of Dreams wish.

What’s yours?