Quote of the Day
"The issue centers around greed. If anybody says it’s something else, they’re not telling the truth."-- Angels P C.J. Wilson, on why players become involved with PEDs. (L.A. TIMES, 8/6)
MLB yesterday suspended 13 players for their ties to the Biogenesis clinic, the "biggest single-day drug action in the sport's history," according to a front-page piece by Steve Eder of the N.Y. TIMES. Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez received a ban of 211 games, "by far the longest levied by the league for a doping violation." MLB in explaining the suspension through the end of the '14 season cited Rodriguez' "use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances" over many years. Rodriguez is the only player planning to appeal, and MLBPA Exec Dir Michael Weiner said Rodriguez' suspension was "way too harsh." He said, "We've never had a 200-plus penalty for a player who may have used drugs. ... I just think that ...
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