Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, June 08, 2012

MLB, union modify drug-testing program

In one significant change, the specific substance that a player tests positive for will be announced in addition to his suspension. Those who test positive also will be barred from participating in the next All-Star Game.

The changes also include off-season blood testing for human growth hormone and additional random testing for all substances. A new protocol also was added for players to receive exemptions for drugs related to attention deficit disorder and ADHD.

eddieot Posted: June 08, 2012 at 08:15 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brewers, cba, drugs, mlbpa, steroids, tigers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: June 08, 2012 at 09:48 AM (#4151495)
A new protocol also was added for players to receive exemptions for drugs related to attention deficit disorder and ADHD.


Well, of course. Greenies aren't real PEDs, after all.
   2. Lassus Posted: June 08, 2012 at 09:56 AM (#4151500)
The drugs that turn R.A. Dickey into a face-eating berserker will also be exempt.
   3. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 08, 2012 at 10:01 AM (#4151501)
Any drugs that will turn R.A. Dickey into a face-eating berserker will also be exempt.

I saw some highlights of Dickey this morning, that knuckler was FILTHY.
   4. Bob Tufts Posted: June 08, 2012 at 11:14 AM (#4151582)
I was surprised to learn some of the people that got TUE exemptions. The first reaction is to think about power and playing 162 games, when those that need focus (like pitchers) also are likely to be using them. But respecting privacy issues, I will not disclose any names.

Then again, academics and kids taking SAT's get "fake" scrips from doctors and boost their Phd and doctoral careers and college acceptance odds. We care little about millions of teens getting screwed by users of drugs - it only counts if it involves a home run record.
   5. valuearbitrageur Posted: June 08, 2012 at 12:30 PM (#4151664)
Hey, at least they care about testing for placebos like HGH!
   6. Gamingboy Posted: June 08, 2012 at 12:50 PM (#4151694)
R.A. Dickey doesn't need PEDs. I'm reasonably sure he synthesizes stuff in his blood.

Also, I like how it will bar people from the ASG. Sends a message.
   7. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: June 08, 2012 at 12:57 PM (#4151701)
R.A. Dickey doesn't need PEDs.


Oh yeah? Then what was up with that mysterious off-season trip to the Himalayas?

I like how it will bar people from the ASG. Sends a message.


This time it counts!
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: June 08, 2012 at 02:10 PM (#4151807)
Then what was up with that mysterious off-season trip to the Himalayas?


He killed Sidd Finch and ate his heart, to make Finch's strength his own.

Illegal, but technically not prohibited by MLB.
   9. Bob Tufts Posted: June 08, 2012 at 02:32 PM (#4151832)
I hear that in memory of Pud Galvin, the Angels now offer their players rally monkey testosterone.
   10. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: June 08, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4151952)
Then what was up with that mysterious off-season trip to the Himalayas?


Kilimanjaro got moved to Nepal? I need to start reading a newspaper again.
   11. slothinator Posted: June 08, 2012 at 06:17 PM (#4151988)
Kilimanjaro got moved to Nepal?


Both peaks or just one?
   12. Ray (RDP) Posted: June 08, 2012 at 06:39 PM (#4151999)
He killed Sidd Finch


Is this even possible?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
tshipman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 20 March 2017: This fighter for civil rights has baseball in her DNA
(1466 - 5:44am, Mar 24)
Last: SBB, Live from the Alt-Center

NewsblogFortune magazine crowns Theo Epstein 'world's greatest leader'
(14 - 5:34am, Mar 24)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogYadier Molina demands apology for Adam Jones' comments about WBC party plans
(11 - 5:31am, Mar 24)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogDallas Green, first Phillies manager to win the World Series, dies at 82
(45 - 4:29am, Mar 24)
Last: QLE

NewsblogJake Arrieta Jacks Longest-Ever Measured Dinger By A Pitcher
(9 - 3:03am, Mar 24)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogIn ratings, buzz, attendance and baseball, the 2017 World Baseball Classic was a huge success
(9 - 2:57am, Mar 24)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

NewsblogIan Kinsler Performs Damage Control After Racially-Infused Comments
(108 - 1:28am, Mar 24)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogUSA beats Puerto Rico for first Classic title | MLB.com
(13 - 1:17am, Mar 24)
Last: Ardo

NewsblogOT: NCAA March Madness 2017
(210 - 11:55pm, Mar 23)
Last: puck

NewsblogReport: Former Bulls GM Jerry Krause dies at 77
(55 - 11:54pm, Mar 23)
Last: jobu

NewsblogCroat Asks All 30 MLB Teams Why He Should Be a Fan, Gets Eight Replies
(32 - 11:24pm, Mar 23)
Last: Omineca Greg

NewsblogWhite Sox patiently dangling Jose Quintana
(59 - 10:38pm, Mar 23)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com

NewsblogMLB Has a Massive Diversity Problem in the Local Broadcast Booth
(104 - 9:22pm, Mar 23)
Last: NJ in NY (Now with Baby!)

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(778 - 9:18pm, Mar 23)
Last: If on a winter's night a baserunner

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(141 - 6:44pm, Mar 23)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Pollo

Page rendered in 0.2300 seconds
47 querie(s) executed