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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
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   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. The Kinder, Gentler Ray (RDP) Posted: June 08, 2012 at 06:39 PM (#4151999)
He killed Sidd Finch


Is this even possible?

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