“You have to go to the bathroom every day. Iâ€™d go in a cup every day if it could keep the game clean.â€™â€™ – Pedro Martinez on advocating more testing.
Blood test once a month. That will stop the cheating cold.
If what Rocker said is true it won’t happen because top to bottom baseball is telling the players how to cheat. The Mets are not blameless with the players in the majors and minors in recent years who were caught and punished.
A blood test once a month for everyone – players, coaches, trainers, owners, officials and monitored and conducted by a third party that has offsite storage for 20 years for testing in the future in case something comes up as they do in other sports would stop the cheating.
You can cheat now, but a test 5 years from now will detect what you are doing today. Since players can have a long shelf life why risk fame and fortune later when if you are in your 20’s and cheat you lose out when you get paid the most later?
Dave has a good suggestion but I doubt it will be enacted short of congressional action and they are more interested in attacking Clemens and McNamee. I wonder about the checking of stored blood. If it was done 20 years ago, would we now still be checking Gene Walter’s or Ed Hearn’s blood for illegal PEDs?
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I love Pedro! just love that guy!!! :-D
Pedro would go in a cup everyday just to stay in the game.
Delgado and he should just retire…
How often do you let your empoyers test your blood dave? How often do we test our surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, bridge inspectors. don’t you want to know if they are taking different sorts of drugs before they do their jobs?? Prove to me my surgeon hasn’t snorted before he axed me and then I’ll start worrying about whether a G-D ballpalyer took some HGH.
Steve C: Are you for real? Or are you truly a racist as some of your posts have shown? Your anti-Delgado comments from last year and this year have no merit whatsoever. And why exactly should Pedro retire? I’m beginning to have my doubts that you are a real person.
I would comment further but I don’t want to get the Mr Cs mixed up again…... sounds like spring training is pretty boring…. i guess that’s good.
Sloppy: Go ahead and comment. It’s the correct “C” that I am questioning.
I think I must have stumbled into Groundhog Day. I haven’t been on this blog in months, and the first thing I see is Steve C’s nonsensical ranting about Carlos Delgado (and now Pedro Martinez!).
Personally, I expect a much better year from Delgado, as he will be playing for a contract.
LGM – The point is that I am employed at the discretion of my employer. These ballplayers are not. The Point is that this is sports as entertainment and part of that is records and their history. The point is that this game is rife with cheating and the organization both on the employer and the employee side does not care. The point is I am a fan and would like the game to be played without pretensions.
Since it has been proved that the only way baseball made any attempt to address this issue is when Congress went grandstanding and made it a national priority with the threat of passing legislation to clean up the game. Now we have some form of testing and punishments.
However if we are to deal with HGH we need blood tests not pee tests. It was recently revealed that the case against Bonds is a failed test in November 2000. We are now 7 years past that. Do I need to go on?
But perhaps you do not care if players cheat and then compare themselves to men who played the game right.
I honestly think people take this steroid/HGH/PED stuff a little too seriously.
In no way am I condoning it, but enough if enough already.
dave; if you care more about a HR record than you care about the cleanness of the guy operating on your heart then good luck to you. I’m more concerned about the people who can damage others severely if they are doing theirjobs on drugs. That hearing was pathetic. we learned roger’s wife took the stuff, wow. do you care? is it going to get the mets the 2000 series oif roger fesses up? take your blood test but then the next drug will be hidden from blood and then what you gonna do???? the tests are always reacting to the newest drug. don’t you see that by now. if testing is so good how come the olympics who test the most and penalize the most couldn’t detect our track star?
i don’t agree with Keith too often but I think he has this one right. and dave you are very wrong, the ballpayers do work foir the team at the team’s discretion. The team can release anyone they damn well feel like.
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