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    Grand Jury has apparently subpoenaed the MLB testing results that were supposed to remain confidential. And perhaps (not coincidentally) the day before they were supposed to be destroyed:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 4T6KH1.DTL

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    Lets hope its the bottom of the 9th and an 0-2 count on the opposing pitcher for this charade of drug testing that MLB has been calling its program. Caminiti will be proven correct!

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    • #3
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      and to those who don't feel that this is potentially 'no biggie' to MLB here is a telling quote.

      "Can you imagine if they name names in public?" one veteran baseball player asked. "This could be the biggest disaster for the game since the Black Sox."

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      • #4
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        I liked this headline in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning

        <<Baseball braces for same scrutiny track and field has faced for years>>


        Yess!

        (I just worry that baseball has enough juice--no pun intended--to find a way to escape)

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        • #5
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          and why is the NFL exempt from this scrutiny?

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          • #6
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            Difference is that football already has a testing program in place (joke as it may be). Baseball doesn't, and the players union now says that it only agreed to the dry-run testing project so long as (enter Masback's favorite word--ANONYMITY!) was maintained.

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            • #7
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              >Difference is that football already has a testing program in place (joke as it
              >may be). Baseball doesn't, and the players union now says that it only agreed
              >to the dry-run testing project so long as (enter Masback's favorite
              >word--ANONYMITY!) was maintained.>

              I agree that MLB deserves the impending pummeling but, maybe I'm a cynic, I can't believe the NFL is legitimately testing. The number of positives that have turned up is a laughingly small number and there are simply too many guys who appear to be enhanced to think the league is on the up and up with the testing.

              Either they are testing only some athletes not considered essential, they are not testing for the right substances, or they are suppressing positives. Unfortunately, since the focus will be on baseball and track - two statistic based sports, I suspect the NFL to get a pass for the most part.

              What about the NBA? Ever see a replay of a game from the '80's. Those guys are toothpicks compared to the players of today. Something's amiss in that sport also.

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              • #8
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                good NYT article

                http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/16/sport ... 09&ei=5062

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                • #9
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                  Bob Costas really ripped into the MLBPA ridiculous attitude towards testing and its primary concern with raising player salaries without concern for anything else. He was downright brutal. This was on the WNBC Ch 4 sports show w/ Mike Francesa after the 11:00 news.

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                  • #10
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                    >good NYT
                    >article

                    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/16/sport ... ml?ex=1077
                    >12400&en=1e502e95ecacba09&ei=5062>

                    I don't know what names are out there but it's possible that some names who have popped up so far will be out there in the media so often that their names popping up in the trial won't cause that much of a ripple.

                    By the time these go on trial Arod on the Yankees will be an old story.

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