Originally Posted by doublem23
In 2003, the MLBA agreed to allow players to be anonymously tested to determine the amount of steroid abuse in baseball. About 105 players tested positive, but the results were supposed to be sealed and remain anonymous forever, but it was leaked during some other BALCO-related investigations (I think). Only a handful of the players who tested positive for that survey have been revealed, but it includes guys like Sosa, A-Rod, Manny Ramirez, and David Ortiz.
I think that was the test where if a certain percentage of players tested positive MLB would institute steroid testing and if a player declined to be tested it would lead to a positive result, that year the White Sox declined to be tested because they WANTED testing. I think that that ring was led by Frank Thomas and Paul Konerko, of course the Player's Union later talked them out of it.