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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Former MLB stars say drug policy too soft

I hear the Sağmalcılar Prison nine are pretty good.

Several former major league stars lashed out Wednesday at Major League Baseball’s drug policy, wanting stricter penalties for first-time offenders after San Diego Padres rookie catcher Yasmani Grandal’s drug suspension for testosterone use.

Former All-Stars Fred McGriff and Mark Mulder advocated that a 50-game suspension for first-time drug offenders wasn’t enough to provide a deterrent to using performance-enhancing drugs.

“The money is so big, and 50 games is nothing,” McGriff told USA TODAY Sports, “to just say you are sorry and keep going. I just want the game cleaned up.”

Mulder thinks anyone caught using performance-enhancing drugs should be banned for life.

“All sports (just not baseball),” Mulder said in a tweet message, “seriously needs to just change to one strike and you’re done. Maybe these guys won’t take illegal stuff.”

Repoz Posted: November 08, 2012 at 05:08 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bug Selig Posted: November 08, 2012 at 07:48 AM (#4297716)
And pot use should result in the death penalty - but only after I'm out of college. And premarital sex is the worst thing ever - now that I'm married. And you shoulda seen how togh it was when I was in the Marines! And kids these days...

Get off my lawn!
   2. dr. scott Posted: November 08, 2012 at 11:06 AM (#4297952)
Well, if anyone has a gripe about steroids in baseball it McGriff, who tends to look average over the steroids era. Muloder probably justs thinks he's out of baseball because of guys on steroids taking his job and teeing off on his declining skills.
   3. Booey Posted: November 08, 2012 at 11:07 AM (#4297956)
I wonder if Crime Dawg taking a strong stance against steroids now is a ploy to boost his HOF support. Inferior slugger Rice seemed to get bonus points when all the roid drama went down for being "clean." And McGriff's numbers kick Jimmy's to the curb.
   4. Srul Itza Posted: November 08, 2012 at 01:03 PM (#4298055)
Mark Mulder was a star? For what, 5 minutes?
   5. Walt Davis Posted: November 08, 2012 at 04:32 PM (#4298370)
MLB never should have put Mr. Whipple in charge of the drug policy.
   6. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: November 09, 2012 at 09:48 PM (#4299401)
In retrospect, Mr. Whipple was sort of creepy. I have a feeling toilet paper is the least disturbing thing we should have been worried about him squeezing.
   7. Bourbon Samurai Posted: November 10, 2012 at 05:18 AM (#4299479)
50 games seems pretty fair to me, although I can understand guys who didn't cheat feeling massively bitter about it. If I'd gone through the majors and been a guy like Mark Mulder, who had a good but not great career, and had years where he was terrible and hurt and could've made more money and extended his career by going on the juice, I could sure see where this attitude comes from.
   8. Justin T is planting accountability seeds Posted: November 10, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4299505)
When I think of Mark Mulder, I think of Michael Lewis calling him the most vacant Athletic he spoke to in writing Moneyball. And now he works for ESPN, naturally.

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