The names are easy to remember…. Jesus, Gio, Nelson, ARod, and Braun. They are linked together in what has become the Watergate of baseball, “The Anthony Bosch notebooks”.
Now is the time for Bud Selig to act like a real baseball commissioner. The other three players that were implicated, Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon and Yasmani Grandal, all took their punishment and each served a 50-game suspension.
Use the power of your position now Bud, and test Alex Rodriguez, Jesus Montero, Jhonny Peralta, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez, and Ryan Braun and if they test positive suspend them for the first 50 games of the 2013 season.
Then tell the world that baseball is done with wimpy suspensions. From this day forth if you are caught with any banned substance you will be given the same ban the Olympics do. You will be banned for life.
Long ago there were “Eight Men Out” in the betting scandal of 1919, known as the Black Sox Scandal.
Each of those players were banned for life from baseball even though a court had found them innocent.
The Commissioner of Baseball still has that power today. Instead of gambling, now it is PEDs trying to ruin our great game.
Bud please be like Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, and make a firm decision that will alter the game….
“Starting with the 2013 baseball season anyone caught using any banned product will be banned from this game for life.”
Pete Rose is banned from baseball for life for gambling on the game. I see no reason why we cannot ban guys for cheating the game, the owners out of money for fake statistics, and the fans out of a pure game.
That ruling I feel will make those who cheat, stop cheating. One and you are done.No more Steve Howe getting caught seven times. No more three strikes and you are out. One time and out will make you think twice.I for one am tired of wondering who’s name will pop up next. Do you agree one and done would eliminate PED’s in baseball?
Tim “The Freak”