Major League Baseball released a statement today in the wake of yet another link between the best players in the game and performance enhancing drugs, “We are always extremely disappointed to learn of potential links between players and the use of performance-enhancing substances. These developments, however, provide evidence of the comprehensive nature of our anti-drug efforts.” Since the release of the ‘Mitchell Report’ in 2007, the MLB anti- doping program has done what it has seen to be the right decision in the battle against illegal performance enhancing drugs.
“In a list by an anti- aging clinic in Miami, Florida,” Miami New Times reports, “prominent ballplayers were on it, such as Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzales, Nelson Cruz, Bartolo Colon, and Melky Cabrera.” The names were on records Miami New Times said were given to it by an employee who worked at Biogenesis of America before it closed last month. Miami New Times reported that the records show the firm sold performance-enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone, testosterone and anabolic steroids.
It is now up to the MLB Commissioners office to determine whether these accusations, evidence based or not, are fact or fallacy All we do as baseball fans is wait. We wait for decisions and we now wait for judgement. Will their punishments be strict, fair? How will PED testing be changed because of this test? Now we wait. All I know is that A-rod, if linked, should never be allowed to be on the Hall of
Fame ballot after his career is over. This would be the SECOND TIME in 5 years he would be linked to PEDs. Let’s hope Major League baseball does the right thing here.