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Okay, so now we know that there is a list with 104 major league baseball players that tested positive for steroid use in 2003.  We also now know that the Mitchell Report, despite its high profile meetings before Congress, and its lengthy narrative, did not even scratch the surface of steroid use in baseball.   It is equally clear that not Bud Selig nor Major League Baseball nor the Players Unions wish to have the full scope and make up of steroid users made public.  

It seems that Bud Selig and the Players Union were happy and hopeful that with a few high profile scapegoats to sacrifice such as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, the chapter on the Steroid Era in Baseball could be closed and forever hidden, along with the list of active steroid users.  However, with so many players involved, and with so many high profile public hearings, it was inevitable that other players would be unmasked as steroid users. Witness Andy Pettit being swept in along with Clemens; witness the Congressional hearings where Mark Maguire took the fifth; Sammy Sousa suddenly could not speak English; Curt Schilling talked so much nobody really questioned him; and  Rafael Palmeiro swore he never used, only to have a positive drug test show up just weeks later which he could not explain.    Suspicions abound as to the 104 names on the list. Names like A-Rod have already leaked out and embarrassed Major League Baseball.  Others will soon follow.  It was shocking when we recently learned that Bud Selig makes over $17 million a year.  But, perhaps that is the going price for managing a cover-up. Sports journalists are now demanding that the entire list of 104 steroid users be released. The argument being that if the game and its heroes are to be believed, we must have full disclosure in order to close the steroid chapter. Others argue why penalize just the scapegoats when so many more self-proclaimed innocents are likely guilty as sin; that is to say, we have many more A-Frauds than the one playing third base for the Yankees. With the high profile nature of the names already unmasked, it is probable, no, make that highly likely, that the 104 names are ALL high profile active players, or at least active in 2003. Instead of covering this up, Bud Selig has only served to heighten the interest in the makeup of Major League Baseball's 104 Member All-Steroid Team.

Bud Selig, Major League Baseball, and the Players Association will not release the names on the list. And we now know that you cannot believe anything a player says about steroid use. Just ask Katy Kouric about her 2007 televised interview with A-Rod, where he lied several times to millions of fans and television viewers while looking  squarely into the lens of the camera.  Well, since Bud Selig and MLB are going to take the 5th on this, it is left to the fans and media to speculate about the makeup of the list.  Perhaps if hundreds of thousands of fans, journalists, and television media all make their "best guess" about the list of players who tested positive for steroids, enough pressure may be brought on Selig, MLB, and the Union to "come clean".

So, ladies and gentleman. Based on mere suspicion, public sentiment, innuendo, associations, rumor, statistics,  enhanced performance, and physical characteristics, here are my first 35 nominees for Major League Baseball's 104 Member All-Steroid Team.  After we have confirmed or exonerated folks on this list, we will go to the next 35, and continue until we solve the Great Steroid Mystery of 2003.

 

  • 1. Alex Rodriquez
  • 2. Barry Bonds
  • 3. Mark Maguire
  • 4. Sammy Sousa
  • 5. Jeremy Giambi
  • 6. Andy Pettit
  • 7. Mike Piazza
  • 8. Gary Sheffield
  • 9. Todd Helton
  • 10. Jason Schmidt
  • 11. Garret Anderson
  • 12. Hideki Matsui
  • 13. Troy Glaus
  • 14. Jorge Posada
  • 15. Albert Pujols
  • 16. Jim Edmonds
  • 17. Jave Lopez
  • 18. Carlos Delgado
  • 19. Richie Sexson
  • 20. Bret Boone
  • 21. Kevin Brown
  • 22. Eric Gagne
  • 23. Dontrelle Willis
  • 24. Luis Sexon
  • 25. Aaron Boone
  • 26. Mike Lowell
  • 27. Andruw Jones
  • 28. Rafael Palmeiro
  • 29. Reggie Jackson
  • 30. Mike Schmidt
  • 31. Dave Winfield
  • 32. Jose Canseco
  • 33. Jeff Bagwell
  • 34. Chipper Jones
  • 35. Vladimir Guerrero
November 26, 2010  11:46 PM ET

Pujols, chipper, jackson, Edmonds, Vlady, Helton, Matsui, Schmidt, Piazza, and Anderson are all absolutely false. They have natural talent. And 2 of the people on the list retired before the steroid era. And I saw someone put Kerry Wood. That is absolutely stupid. He's spent more time on the DL than on the mound and he doesn't look like a rippo, plus I'm a Cubs fan, so watch what you say, and you can talk bad about Kerry Wood when you win the Rookie of the year, get 20 Ks in 1 game, lead the league in Ks, and are loved by an entire city, so be quiet

April 14, 2011  10:36 AM ET

jackson, schmidt and winfield is unlikely... chipper, piazza-numbers didn't have the the rapid muscle gains and spike late in their career... hard to tell with younger guys like pujols and a-rod(didn't think he needed it, but...), other than griffey,jr and frank thomas i think jim thome also had a natural progression to his career and never had a rapid gain in muscle... craig biggio... bret boone... bagwell... got big in a short period of time, helton was one of the last if you go back and look and old games(put alot of muscle on in '02-'03 and ^HR's)...even my beloved edgar martinez(big numbers late in his career), tawny kataen(??chuck finley's ex) swears he used roids then smoked weed to relax...

 
January 11, 2012  10:15 PM ET

that is not true!

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