Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz connected to Miami drug clinic

Oh, you thought Alex Rodriguez was done juicing? Might wanna think again

1/29/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Oct 18, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) during batting practice before game four of the 2012 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.  Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsThere's another massive PED scandal going on, and it includes many names that are among the best in Major League Baseball, as well as the rank and file.

Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, Bartolo Colon, Melky Cabrera, Yasmani Grandal, and Nelson Cruz are among the names mentioned in a report about a Miami clinic that has been distributing various performance enhancing drugs to athletes in several sports.

The Miami New Times broke the story about Biogenesis, an "anti-aging clinic" that closed up show last month. An employee handed over records to the New Times before Biogenesis closed, revealing that their real business was in selling performance enhancing drugs to various athletes under code names like Al Capone, Samurai, Felix Cat, and many others.

Anthony Bosch, the clinic chief, has been tied to other players who have tested positive for PEDs in the past, like Manny Ramirez.

The clinic's records reference sales of things like anabolic steroids, HGH, and artificial testosterone.

Big surprise: Players are still cheating.

For the next few months, we'll see a bunch more self-righteous writers use this to justify snubbing EVERYONE in the Hall of Fame voting, and we'll see MLB try to justify this latest batch of egg on their face.

Is it time to just say forget it, and just let MLB players take whatever they want? Or is the MLB's war on performance enhancing drugs worth the time and money?
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1/29/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

ARod is not alone in this drug addiction.. They are plenty of guys taking drugs of various kinds. They start when the are 14 and not even in the US. Its an epidemic that MLB has a hand in promoting. It won't stop. The money is too good. Just ask Melky; His reward was  millions per year. The incentive is too take drugs. there is no disincentive. just deny. Then deny again. Then make fun of the person accusing you. It will never stop.

1/29/13   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

Well...  This really is of no surprise.  Players have always looked for what they think or are told give them any kind of edge and they always will.  Does that mean MLB should just give up?  No.  Even though they will always be behind the curve when it comes to this sort of thing they shouldn't just throw in the towel.  Deal with whatever it is and move on until the next thing players do that is deemed harmful in an attempt to help them play ball.  It's the nature of the beast. 

That being said, there is no reason to vilify any player for using anything before such items are tested for or banned.

Speaking of giving up policing for banned substances...  The International Olympic Committee....  There is an organization that ought to just allow athletes to use anything and everything since they abolished amateurism the Games have become a farce anyway.  Why not just dive in 100%?

Sorry for going off baseball for a bit.  But it was kinda sorta related...