Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday in the first penalty following MLB’s investigation of the Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
The game belongs to the players, coaches, managers and owners. If they want it clean, they have the power to make it so, even if it becomes extremely uncomfortable for the guilty few. They need only to come together and get it done.
The baseball players’ association says any suspensions resulting from the sport’s latest drug investigation likely won’t be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator.
The head of the baseball players’ union is criticizing leaks to the media about whether players are cooperating with a drug investigation by the commissioner’s office.
As the sport presents the bad guys to you via suspensions over the next few months, don’t forget the folks who oversaw the actions in the past and did nothing until it was too late.
Everyone seems sure that Anthony Bosch will just show up and testify. How can this be? Why would Bosch incriminate himself?
Meanwhile, Commissioner Bud Selig said MLB’s “very comprehensive” probe proves that baseball has the toughest drug policy in professional sports.
Alex Rodriguez is the best and worst of sports, with a hearty helping of the latter for the last decade. The conversation becomes gratuitous, redundant, ridiculous. But we must. Because he won’t let us leave him alone.
Before agreeing to cooperate with MLB’s investigation, Biogenesis operator Anthony Bosch asked for six-figure “financial help” from Alex Rodriguez, according to the New York Daily News.
A league executive told CBS News that Anthony Bosch could implicate up to 25 players, including some stars not currently connected to the firestorm.
A-Rod, Ryan Braun & Co. will be questioned by baseball “shortly after the season begins next week,” according to the Daily News.
The Mets’ star was locked in again. Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. That prompted chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” from the crowd of 32,872.
They’ll play in the Far East and the Far West — and in the Caribbean, too. Wherever they are, Miguel Cabrera and R.A. Dickey and dozens of All-Stars in the World Baseball Classic know the team to beat: two-time WBC winner Japan.
A list written in April by Biogenesis of America clinic founder Anthony Bosch named the two Yankees with dollar amounts next to their names, according to an ESPN report.
The drugs are evolving. The conversation must follow suit. It’s time to stop the anger and disappointment that spews everywhere from airwaves to columns to happy hours.