Community  

 
 Message Boards  

 WSI Photo Gallery  

Post of the Week  

 Chat  

 

 

  2013 White Sox  

 Season Schedule  

 

2005 Championship

 

WSI Extras  

 WSI Interviews

  Audio Memories

  2002 Disaster!

2001 Season Fun!

2000 Champions!

Fun & Games

History & Glory

Sox Greats
Sox Quotables
Sox Fight Songs
Old Comiskey Park

     

   
WSI News - News Watch

Baseball's new steroid policy, no mention of Sox' role

filed by George Bova

January 13,2005

Major League Baseball announced today a new policy for testing ballplayers for muscle-building steroids and for punishing offenders.  Tellingly, they won't be testing for or punishing ballplayers using amphetamines or uppers, the widely-used "greenie" pills Astros pitcher Jim Bouton first brought to public light in his seminal 1970 baseball tell-all book Ball Four.  We're sure he's chuckling to himself about this.  Apparently any drug is okay if enough ballplayers are already using them, at least as far as the players' union is concerned.

Absent from any of coverage of the news at the Cubune was the role the White Sox clubhouse played in bringing about steroid testing.  It was spring training 2002 in Tucson where a large number of Sox ballplayers (the reported ringleader being Frank Thomas) refused to take the anonymously-administered test automatically adding to the number of  "positive" results that tripped further steps in implementing the policies that until now were in place for all of MLB. 

It's a unique angle because it was a Chicago ballclub that started this revolt against the owners, the union chiefs, and the dirty ballplayers who would hide their steroid use.  And it wasn't until the Balco scandal implicated the greatest home run hitter in the modern game and a former American League MVP winner that baseball took the steps taken today.

Yep, it started in Chicago... on the South Side.  And now you know why the Cubune didn't think it worthy of covering.  What excuse can we make for the rest of the Chicago sports media, too?


Have a thought about this
totally biased

SOX NEWS WATCH?

You Can Put it on the Board -- Yes!

 



1 to 1 of 1

Search For:
Search in:
And in:
Any Words All Words

News Categories

Totally biased Sox news from White Sox Interactive!

EXCLUSIVE Sox features from WSI.

Full Sox coverage featuring the unique WSI slant!

The Totally Biased Game Recap, another WSI EXCLUSIVE!

YOUR chance to be featured at White Sox Interactive!

The funniest and most-noteworthy posts from the Sox Clubhouse message board.

The internet's largest FREE Sox news database, sorted by month.

The internet's largest FREE Sox news database, sorted by day.


News Watch

Sep 14... McGrath's Last Gaffe?

July 15... Lipinski resigns; Trib still shackled!

Apr 13... Second City Rogers votes for Mediocrity (Again)

10/7... Gratuitous slap at Sox by McGrath, Rogers

4/9... Good News for Chicago & Sox Fans!

3/25... Trib's Last Hope: Zell Bust Up!

4/8... Bias be damned: Cubune CEO says keep Cubs!

10/30... Cubune pours cold water on Sox championship

10/3... Pot Smoking leads Cubune's Sox playoff coverage!

9/29... Cubune chokes on Sox success

WSI News System Page Views: 23,530,080