For all the criticism directed at him during his tenure as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig should be applauded for helping to rid baseball of steroids. It took Congress to intervene, but Selig deserves credit because he finally realized the sport he presides over was being tarnished by cheaters. He now needs to regain the public's trust in the game.
It's time for Selig to get tougher and take a proactive approach to making players think twice about cheating. The question now becomes, how do you catch the players doing HGH? If he suspects some are, Selig needs to be proactive. Now is a good time, with the union reeling from Alex Rodriguez testing positive for steroids.
It could be something as simple as Bud threatening the union, which has never been this weak in Selig's tenure as commissioner. Bud should say something like, "I know there are players using HGH. Exactly how many, I don't know. But I suspect some are using HGH and I will find out, just as I found out who was taking steroids. And when I do, those players will be exposed as cheaters."
It's time for Bud to go for the throat.