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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Still Cheating

The baseball players that decided to cheat, especially the ones that cheated this century, are unlikely to have stopped cheating because of testing. In past decades these things were almost universally, if secretly, accepted in baseball so It's harder to be annoyed at any one guy. Everyone was cheating to get that edge. But as Balco happened, as we started to talk about making baseball clean, many people continued to cheat. The guys that have been caught, A-Rod among them, aren't likely to have stopped because of the 2004 testing policy, especially considering how weak the original penalty was. More likely these guys, used to taking something undetectable that gave them a boost, simply switched to something else undetectable. Many of them are wealthy and have access to many trainers and resources that can provide these things. So even when A-Rod tries to tell us, as guys like Pettite have told us in the past, that it was a momentary mistake, they only did it once, they're clean now, it's hard for me to believe. I'm sure most of them switched to HGH or something else that is undetectable in today's drug tests.


Eddie D'Anna said...


McGuire, Sosa, Bonda, Clemens and now A-Rod. I'm convinced if anyone puts up super-human numbers, odds are they are tainted.

That's why I'm not buying A-Rod's story. His year-in stats are a little too good to be true.

If it looks like doo-doo and smells like doo-doo, odds are it's doo-doo.

~ Eddie @ Ya Gotta Believe

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