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Sources: MLB Set To Suspend Biogenesis-Linked Players After All-Star Break
Published July 10, 2013
AWKWARD OUTCOME? FOXSPORTS.com's Jon Paul Morosi writes of the Biogenesis case, "Whatever the outcome, this could be one of the most awkward second halves in baseball history." Our national pastime has "remained remarkably resilient through this and other scandals over time." Legal- and PED-related stories in general have "minimal impacts on what actually matters to fans -- wins and losses." But the Biogenesis case "is different." Here we "have a quasi-legal proceeding, the details of which remain mysterious to many managers and players, potentially impacting key contributors on contending teams." A piece of Selig's "legacy is at stake, to say nothing of the reputations of players linked to the probe" (FOXSPORTS.com, 7/10). NBCSPORTS.com's Matthew Pouliot wrote, "With the appeals process to be played out, it’s just not very realistic to think that anyone is going to end up serving suspensions this year" (NBCSPORTS.com, 7/9).