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08:16 AM ET 08.16 | Thanks to some history with the Manny Ramirez-led Dodgers and Ryan Braun-led Brewers, Arizona manager Kirk Gibson has a unique perspective on Melky Cabrera's suspension. "I can say that certainly the majority of people who are in this game care about the integrity of the game," [Gibson] said. ... "Obviously, there's not a big enough deterrent if it continues." Gibson doesn't know what the right answer is. He just believes it's something greater than the penalties tied to the game's current drug policy, which calls for a 50-game suspension for a first-time positive test. "I don't have an exact number," Gibson said. "I think it should be a minimum of a year (for a first positive) and after that it should just be banned."

The Arizona Republic

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August 16, 2012  08:17 AM ET

One year ban the first time..............


Lifetime ban the next time.............

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August 16, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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One year ban the first time..............Lifetime ban the next time.............

You got my Vote!!!

August 16, 2012  08:39 AM ET
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You got my Vote!!!

Thank you......If elected I will try to serve all the people................



Now for my vice-presidental nomination......I chose a man you all know and love............



The distinguished poster from New York..................





DAGWEEED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 16, 2012  08:42 AM ET

No Personal Electronic Devices In The Dugout, Bro?

August 16, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Players have been living on the edge of the rules since baseball was invented. Pitchers like Gaylord Perry and others threw splitters and some use sand paper and other objects to get an advantage on hitters. Then some batters started putting cork in their bats to take advantage of the pitchers. Now we have the drugs and I believe right now people are working on something else to get an edge in America's game.

August 16, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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Players have been living on the edge of the rules since baseball was invented. Pitchers like Gaylord Perry and others threw splitters and some use sand paper and other objects to get an advantage on hitters. Then some batters started putting cork in their bats to take advantage of the pitchers. Now we have the drugs and I believe right now people are working on something else to get an edge in America's game.

Excellent post Toad....

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August 16, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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Something better than Drugs? You'd be hard pressed to find it.

Just go back to talent, hard work, and dedication....

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August 16, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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AND beer and hotdogs...Love,George Herman Ruth

Ain't that the TRUTH.........

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August 16, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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Sure, if you're an amateur.The pros need more.

What about all the great players who never used and still are great ???????

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August 16, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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MLB players tried that once, before some Melkeys found out that same attitude had them working a night security gig

I would rather see baseball without cheaters..................But that will NEVER happen...

 
August 16, 2012  09:09 AM ET

He's right about one thing. The penalies are not tough enough if it keeps happening.

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