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Postby KPucks » Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:37 pm

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2033711

They tested positive at a rate 6 times that of the minor leagues in the US. Another black eye for baseball.
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Postby loosechange75 » Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:49 pm

or isnt it a black eye
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Postby KPucks » Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:52 pm

loosechange75 wrote:or isnt it a black eye


What?
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Postby DominicanLou » Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:22 pm

KPucks wrote:
loosechange75 wrote:or isnt it a black eye


What?


Haha. Also, I would like to confirm that yes, I am also on the 'roids. ;-7
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Postby wrveres » Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:19 am

Interesting that they are not suspended if caught, and that thier slate is wiped clean once they get to the US.


thanks for posting the link. ;-D
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Postby rich101682 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:29 am

DominicanLou wrote:
KPucks wrote:
loosechange75 wrote:or isnt it a black eye


What?


Haha. Also, I would like to confirm that yes, I am also on the 'roids. ;-7



If you were, wouldn't your typing be in all caps or bold or something? :-D
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Postby KPucks » Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:46 am

wrveres wrote:Interesting that they are not suspended if caught, and that thier slate is wiped clean once they get to the US.


thanks for posting the link. ;-D


Yeah, that is pretty dumb. A guy could test positive as many times as he wants while in the Dominican but has a clean slate in the US? Doesn't seem too fair. Just another example how baseball's testing policy is a joke and still needs serious reforms.
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Postby Arlo » Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:52 am

rich101682 wrote:
DominicanLou wrote:
KPucks wrote:Haha. Also, I would like to confirm that yes, I am also on the 'roids. ;-7



If you were, wouldn't your typing be in all caps or bold or something? :-D

Nah, but Lou goes through a keyboard a week. :-D
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Postby quietstorm » Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:21 pm

KPucks wrote:
wrveres wrote:Interesting that they are not suspended if caught, and that thier slate is wiped clean once they get to the US.


thanks for posting the link. ;-D


Yeah, that is pretty dumb. A guy could test positive as many times as he wants while in the Dominican but has a clean slate in the US? Doesn't seem too fair. Just another example how baseball's testing policy is a joke and still needs serious reforms.

If we tried to punish their positive testers, it wouldn't do any good. It's not like they'd tell us who tests positive. Are we going to ban Dominicans from playing in MLB? We have no jurisdiction over their game, so it's not as if there's any other option to try to stop them from juicing before coming over here.
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Postby KPucks » Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:27 pm

quietstorm wrote:
KPucks wrote:
wrveres wrote:Interesting that they are not suspended if caught, and that thier slate is wiped clean once they get to the US.


thanks for posting the link. ;-D


Yeah, that is pretty dumb. A guy could test positive as many times as he wants while in the Dominican but has a clean slate in the US? Doesn't seem too fair. Just another example how baseball's testing policy is a joke and still needs serious reforms.

If we tried to punish their positive testers, it wouldn't do any good. It's not like they'd tell us who tests positive. Are we going to ban Dominicans from playing in MLB? We have no jurisdiction over their game, so it's not as if there's any other option to try to stop them from juicing before coming over here.


They're testing positive in MLB's academies and teams in the Dominican. They should definitely be punished for testing positive while part of a MLB organization, which they are.
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