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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:38 pm

Well, it's begun:

St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote:Lefthanded reliever and player representative Ray King was among seven Cardinals selected for random steroid testing by Major League Baseball last week, sources confirmed Sunday. King acknowledged that he was notified through the team's trainers of the testing March 25. Others tested were pitchers Carmen Cali, Evan Rust, Mike Myers and Adam Wainwright, catcher Cody McKay and outfielder Rick Ankiel."

I understand the nature of randomness, but I still think it's kind of fishy that not one starting lineup or rotation player was selected in this "random" testing sample.

MLB has a long way to go to convince me that they are actually enforcing a no-steroids policy that matters.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:57 pm

LOL, that is pretty funny. I think King was on the top of my list of suspects. :-b On a side note, I think the whole policy is a joke from the standpoint that if a player wants to cheat, he can still cheat. The steroid producers are always one step ahead of the testers so it's really still just a stupid test I think. Don't get me wrong, it's admirable that they're at least somewhat sort of half-way admitting there is a problem, but that's about it.
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