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Cracking Down: Several MLB Players Call For Stronger Sanctions Against PED Users
Published June 18, 2013
HEADING TO THE POLLS: In Boston, Stan Grossfeld wrote under the header, "Fenway Park Fans Are Sick Of Steroids In MLB." Of more than 100 fans chosen at random, 76% said that they "want MLB to clean up the game, and 24 percent said they want MLB to move on" (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/16). Also in Boston, Nick Cafardo reported about a half-dozen Red Sox players last Thursday had to "produce urine for a performance-enhancing drug test" at Camden Yards in Baltimore. One player said, “Yeah, it’s always after we’ve had a good series against someone. It’s like clockwork. When you’re going good, they’re right there waiting to test you" (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/16). The N.Y. Daily News' Mike Lupica said, "The same people who criticized (MLB Commissioner) Bud Selig for not doing enough in the old days now want to bang him around for doing too much." Lupica added of the case against players tied to the Miami-area Biogenesis clinic, "Good for baseball for going at this case hard. Swinging for the fences whether it ends up swinging and missing or not. If baseball can make its case, I hope Selig throws the book at these guys and it ought to be the record book" ("The Sports Reporters," ESPN, 6/16).