Let we who are sinners, cast the first snowball.
Well, if the rumors are correct and the steroid was in his herpes medication, then I'd say we can agree that makes him innocent by intent, if not by the letter of the law.
hmmmm that's a new one for me. Just did a little googling. Seems to me that if herpes medications were such a monster steroid, then: 1. He would have tested positive before; 2. He would have cleared the herpes drug with MLB; 3. A lot of other players would be testing positive (Something like half the U.S. population has herpes 1, and I think it's like, 10% has herpes 2, which is mostly associated with genital herpes). And considering these are major league baseball players we're talking about, I'm sure the percentages are a lot higher in their population!
Well, the "technicality" opens the door to the fact that the sample spent multiple days in insecure locations, and therefore could have been tampered with. Was it tampered with? Doubtful. But it could have been, and that's enough. That's WHY it's part of the rules that have to be followed.
No relation to steroids (and only somewhat related to herpes), but I'm in Philly from now until 1 March. If you're in Philly, let's hang out before I leave
MLB should just let it go. He probably cheated and got lucky, but there is no way to know for sure. His public reputation will be forever tarnished, which should be punishment enough. MLB should learn their lesson and use a better urine collector. Dave, stay through next weekend if possible and some good chilling can ensue.
Does anyone else smell a Jewish conspiracy?