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Postby kentx12 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:41 pm

I realize that everyone probably knows this allready but I thought I would try to get some opinions about his suspension considering he never failed a drug test. I have heard alot of people talk about MLB not being able to suspend a player who didnt fail a drug test so what are all the opinions on this?


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Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:48 pm

I find this thread INCREDIBLY ironic being who the poster is, but that's all I'll say before this thread gets sent in the wrong direction. :-b
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Postby Big Pimpin » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:53 pm

Considering that he didn't fail a test, I think it's a joke. Considering the fact that he's now retired, I think it's pointless.

I did like Todd Jones' quote though: "It's kind of like giving a speeding ticket to a guy that got killed in a car wreck."

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Postby kentx12 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:01 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:I find this thread INCREDIBLY ironic being who the poster is, but that's all I'll say before this thread gets sent in the wrong direction. :-b



I dont want this to turn into another 20 page argument over Bonds I was just curious to get some different thoughts on the suspension. I for one am glad that Bud is standing up and doing something about this without a failed test but I didnt know what other's opinions would be.
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:04 pm

I don't have any sort of back up for this, but I heard someone on ESPN say that there is "loose language" in the CBA that allows MLB to suspend players involved in the sale of banned substances. The evidence of Grimsley's purchase of the kits involves him the sale.

I find the speed at which the suspension went through interesting though because they couldn't have done much of an investigation.
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Postby DK » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:08 pm

He's an admitted steroid user who's ratting out other players to try to clean up the game...

I say Hall of Fame. What say you, kent?
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Postby mweir145 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:10 pm

BeefSandwiches wrote:I don't have any sort of back up for this, but I heard someone on ESPN say that there is "loose language" in the CBA that allows MLB to suspend players involved in the sale of banned substances. The evidence of Grimsley's purchase of the kits involves him the sale.

Yeah that's what I read as well, and that Selig would likely try to use that clause to suspend him.
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:11 pm

DK wrote:He's an admitted steroid user who's ratting out other players to try to clean up the game...


He's an admitted steroid user who's ratting out other players to cover his arse. ;-)
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Postby whoseyourdaddy12 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:16 pm

well it kinda sends a message to other players..

If a "retired" player is getting suspended for 50 games...what will the active players get?
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:23 pm

Should I mark him off my keepers list?

Who cares? I guess it sets a precedent (sp?)

Anyways its just MLB trying to look tough
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