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MLB Players React to New Steroid Policy
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
The new, stricter drug policy was announced by the MLB yesterday, and the most player have been very supportive thus far:

“Steroids should not be in this game or in any game. It goes further than baseball. If you're doing steroids, you're putting your life in danger. So whatever penalties they want to put on it, I think it's great. If someone's dumb enough to use steroids nowadays, with all the information that's out there about long-term health risks, they shouldn't be in the game. They should be getting help somewhere so they can lead a healthy life. ... This is something that should have happened a long time ago. I don't know what took 'em so long." - - - Jason Kendall

"If they test more, that will be good. Whatever they have to do to rid the sport [of drugs] and make things better. I think it's an important step." - - - Phillie’s catcher Mike Lieberthal

"Unfortunately, the last set of rules, a lot of people weren't really scared of them. Ten days was almost a slap on the wrist. I'm glad there's something in place and hopefully it can help get steroids out of the game. Hopefully it can get amphetamines out of the game also. If it's illegal, we should not be taking it. That's the way I feel about it. If it's illegal, we shouldn't have it, it should not be around. What makes baseball players bigger than the average person? Nothing, when it comes down to law." - - - Johnny Damon

"I think if you get caught the third time, definitely you need to be thrown out. You get caught once or twice, you get caught the third time, that means that you're not going to learn the lesson. So you should be thrown out of baseball." - - -Albert Pujols

Some players, however, were a bit more cautious in their responses:

"The only reason I would think it's a little dangerous is because we don't, as players, really know how clean the testing process is. You hope it is, that way you don't have any false positives. If you do, you're kind of ruining a guy's season. As long as the testing process is pretty solid, I don't see anything wrong with it." - - - Bronson Arroyo

"So many times we've seen guys test positive and then say they were just using supplements or vitamins. Now, with a 50-game suspension, there can't be any loopholes in the testing or margin for error. There can't be any mess-ups. You're dealing with guys who have to take care of their families, and 50 games is a good chunk of the season." - - - Braves catcher Johnny Estrada

"Everyone has enough notice now, so you have to be careful with everything you take. Even if you have a smoothie in some store, and you don't know what kind of supplements they use in smoothie stores, or if they wash all off their canisters really good, you just have to be really precautionary with everything you do." - - - Mike Myers

Like always, the sterility and fairness of the testing will come into question each time a player tests positive. However, I am hopeful that the tests will be performed fairly and will be thorough enough to recognize whether a player has used amphetamines or a simple vitamin supplement. I am optimistic that the new policy will bring a renewed sense of responsibility and ethics into the MLB.

"I think it's great that we're letting the fans know that we are moral, we are ethical, and that we do care about what they think. And that we care about the way the game is perceived." - - - Barry Zito


posted by Yankees Chick @ Wednesday, November 16, 2005  
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