just being a good hitter ain't enough
spicynuts: Jeter is the last bastion of any kind of claim the MLB could make for integrity at this point. If he falls, and I have no doubt he could (not saying he will, only that I don't think he's invincible) then the whole jig is up. If Jeter falls, then there is zero model to lean on and look to for how to clean things up.
Lacking Subtlety: That thud you hear is your logic hitting reality. I'm sorry, that's how it works. Steroids are illegal in the US for good reason. They aren't healthy. And ignorance is one thing, but outright fostering a culture that celebrates body altering drugs is another.
zerobyproxy: It is rotten but, as fans, we are expected to politely swallow it down and believe that it will not make us sick. Well, it is not alright.
What a joke baseball has become. What a tragedy.
Ramirez's case was set off when a test in spring training revealed he had elevated levels of testosterone in his body. MLB followed up with a more comprehensive test that confirmed the testosterone had to come from an artificial source, the sources said.
While investigating, MLB obtained documents that indicated Ramirez's use of hCG, and it was those documents that formally were used to hand down the 50-game suspension. Baseball decided to suspend Ramirez for only hCG because, in the end, he would have been suspended for just the 50 games either way. There was a chance Ramirez could have proved that the testosterone did not come from a banned substance, the MLB source said.
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