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34rancher
06-18-2002, 07:01 PM
Have any of you seen this article yet? In it, they talk about how 60 top sluggers were asked to pledge to be "enhancement free" and only 2 did. Maggs and Juan Gone. Even if the Sox don't win it all this year (and it looks like they won't :(: ) I at least am proud to know that we have players that work hard, but do not cheat (Frank's comments and Magglio here). It is refreshing to see decent people suceed in this sport.
http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/farrey_tom/1396295.html


By the way, has anyone else noticed that Moron has been very quiet lately with respect to baseball? I wonder if the bosses put a clamp on him, or if he is still sulking since his "Sammy's Vitamin's" article?
http://www.suntimes.com/index/mariotti.html

LongDistanceFan
06-18-2002, 07:17 PM
they quoted piazza for this article and he says this and that, they should've asked him if he wanted to be tested.............

jklm
06-18-2002, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by 34rancher
Have any of you seen this article yet? In it, they talk about how 60 top sluggers were asked to pledge to be "enhancement free" and only 2 did. Maggs and Juan Gone. Even if the Sox don't win it all this year (and it looks like they won't :(: ) I at least am proud to know that we have players that work hard, but do not cheat (Frank's comments and Magglio here). It is refreshing to see decent people suceed in this sport.
http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/farrey_tom/1396295.html


Add Mientkiewicz (I know he is a Twinkie...) and other members of the 2000 US olympic gold medal team (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/leagues/international/0823usaroster.html) to your list of decent people.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/bbw/2002-06-05/majors.htm


It was a deep, dark secret, haunting U.S. Olympic baseball officials.

They spent the entire summer scouring the land to recruit the best possible minor league players for the 2000 U.S. team, only to keep running into a recurring problem.

Much to the surprise of the U.S. Olympic Committee, one of every three players flunked the drug test, most of them testing positive for steroids, two Olympic officials told Baseball Weekly.

Those failed tests are one of the reasons why Minnesota Twins first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz made the Olympic Team. Without him, the U.S. might never have won the gold medal. Mientkiewicz, who originally wasn't even on the squad, became a national hero, hitting two game-winning homers during the Olympic games.

"We had over 25 guys who tested positive," said Bob Watson, co-chairman of the U.S. selection committee. "We started off with about 380 guys to choose from. When we got down to about 100 guys, we tested about 75 or 80. Those were guys we were counting on. And when you think that over 25 tested positive, that's pretty significant.

"We knew right then just how big of a problem we had in baseball."

If about one-third of minor leaguers tested positive for steroids before the Olympics when they knew they would eventually be tested imagine how high a percentage of major leaguers (who can't be tested) are on steroids.