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April 11, 2005

Selig: Positive tests to be expected: "Commissioner Bud Selig responded Monday to news of a second positive test for steroids by saying: "I'm afraid this probably won't be the last one." The Commissioner was in Boston to observe the ceremonies celebrating the Red Sox 2004 World Series championship and the Red Sox home opener against the New York Yankees. But this happy event coincided with the report that Jorge Piedra, an outfielder on the Colorado Rockies 40-man roster, had tested positive for steroids." It's so odd how the reports come out as something that would take the focus off of it is happening. For example, the announcement of Alex Sanchez being suspended happened right before opening day. Are they going to be telling us everything right before something big is going to happen....Everyone better watch out....they'll announce a dozen major people a day before the all-star game the way they're going at it.

posted by kurt71 to baseball at 09:45 PM - 9 comments

Still waiting to see if any of the "marquee players" seem to get popped. It is one thing to use the #38, 39, or 40 on a 40 man roster, it is totally another to smack a Bonds, Sosa, Rodriguez (either Alex or Pudge), Jeter, Salmon, etc. (Not implying that any of the above have taken steroids, just naming a few of the more "name in lights" players). If Bud is planning to really take a stand, then he is going to have to face off with one of the "big names" in order to really make an impact. Even then, unless the punishment is greater than a token slap on the wrist, Selig and Company are just blowing smoke. Hmmmm....blowing smoke. I wonder if they will ever start testing for certain smoking habits....after all, some things that are smoked are actually illegal, thus implying that laws are actually being broken. Man, imagine that. Ballplayers who are actually expected to obey laws and are expected to take responsibility for their actions if they don't. MLB as well as the rest of professional athletics would become a better place.

posted by BigAl4Auburn at 02:45 AM on April 12

I agree completely, don't hold your breath waiting however, you could get very blue in the face waiting that long.

posted by tdheiland at 07:54 AM on April 12

I wont be happy until they test for "everything"--So I will never be happy with the testing program! I think some bigger names are coming. You'll never see they big boys go down cause they can all affrord HGH the stuff that aint being tested for. Also been reading and hearing reports that HGH does vastly improve eyesight!!!!! HMMMMMMMMM IN the meantime, Lets PLAY BALL!

posted by daddisamm at 08:16 AM on April 12

I agree 100% with the first two paragraphs of BigAl's comment.

posted by chicobangs at 09:58 AM on April 12

If Bud is planning to really take a stand, then he is going to have to face off with one of the "big names" in order to really make an impact. Even then, unless the punishment is greater than a token slap on the wrist, Selig and Company are just blowing smoke. Two problems: 1) To nail a big name star, one of them will actually have to test positive for steroids. I'd be surprised if any of the big name guys (who may or may not have used steroids before) are going to risk using steroids this year. 2) Selig can't hand out a different punishment to a big name star than a scrub. It would be violating the collective bargaining agreement with the MLBPA and they'd be putting themselves in line for a big lawsuit. Also been reading and hearing reports that HGH does vastly improve eyesight!!!!! HMMMMMMMMM Where did you see this? Is there an online medical testing that supports this information? Or is this word-of-mouth stuff that is getting passed around? I'd be curious to read about it.

posted by grum@work at 10:21 AM on April 12

they'll announce a dozen major people a day before the all-star game the way they're going at it. Trying to distract us from the suckiness of the all-star game? Some conspiracy theory.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:54 AM on April 12

The steroid policy should be like the Olympic policy on steroids. First offense a 2 year suspension. A second offense you're banned for life. A quick side note: As long as the yankees keep that loser Jason "steroid baby" Giambi on their team and Alex "I'm a loser wherever I've played" Rodriguez they will never win another World Series!

posted by cberglundjr at 11:43 AM on April 12

they will never win another World Series! From your lips to God's veiny, suspiciously-oversized ears.

posted by yerfatma at 11:55 AM on April 12

And a lot of good doing steroids has done Jose. Boy, the risk of permanently damaging your body for one 40 homer season truly does pay off, doesn't it? Maybe we should just test everyone BUT the big guys, at this rate. Clear out the sacrificial goats early.

posted by Bonkers at 08:22 PM on April 12

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