obviouslly not the bible, but some good thoughts none the less. I don't agree with some of them obviouslly, but Tristan does make some good points ...
for example .
First, the penalties incurred for violating baseball's new drug policy can hardly be considered severe, with the first such violation resulting in treatment but no suspension. (Only upon a second such violation would a player be subject to a ban.) That's hardly the type of system that will induce radical change overnight.
Second, only two players -- Angels reliever Derrick Turnbow and Expos outfielder Terrmel Sledge -- have been officially reported as failing any sort of drug test the past year. Both players tested positive for 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone, two chemicals related to androstendione, a legal supplement in the U.S. and one not forbidden by Major League Baseball. ("Andro," incidentally, should be familiar to those who followed Mark McGwire's run to a record-setting 70 homers in 1998.)
Currently, there is no evidence any specific player in baseball is using an illegal steroid.