As penalties near on PED-Day, will Biogenesis be a deterrent for future baseball drug cases?

  • Article by: BEN WALKER , AP Baseball Writer
  • Updated: August 5, 2013 - 6:26 AM

Baseball's PED-Day is set to launch. The question now is whether this will stop the drug cheats once and for all.

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FrankLAug. 4, 13 2:53 PM

All these current penalties are is a message from the owners to the players to hide there PED use better. The owners want discrete PED use because scoring fills the stands and as long as the fans think the game is clean they'll keep coming.

boshkAug. 4, 13 3:29 PM

as long as guys like jeter get away with it. they will continue to use them.

RobhullAug. 4, 13 7:16 PM

This will stop only when players are forced to give back any money earned while cheating using drugs.

FibrillatorDAug. 4, 1311:00 PM

Scoring is down, attendance is better than ever. If there is a conspiracy here, its MLB ownership's interest in getting the Yankees out from under ARod's contract.

ericgus55Aug. 5, 13 7:17 AM

I'd be curious if anyone advocating for team penalties feels the same way about the NFL, since a PED cheat was just found on the Vikings and suspended. It's true that D. Love is no star, but should the Vikings be looking at a financial penalty, loss of picks, or a salary-cap hit? Historically, NFL fans don't seem to care about PEDs very much, but MLB fans act as if there's no greater transgression possible. I'm wondering why we see such moral outrage over PEDs in baseball (and cycling, for some reason), but not so much over football and basketball. Is it just the significance of numbers in Baseball?

ericgus55Aug. 5, 1310:29 AM

Nothing will ever stop competitors in any sport from trying to gain an edge, legal or illegal. The only people who make it to pro-levels of sports in the first place are hyper-competitive and are willing to make big sacrifices (including their health, their money, etc.). Yes, athletic leagues from the pros down to junior-high schools should try to eliminate unhealthy activities (like PEDs), but someone will always be willing to take the risk as long as there is a reward (financial gain or competitive advantage).

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