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Steroid 'era' may never end

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08:14 AM ET 02.07 | Baseball has another BALCO on its hands in the form of Biogenesis. All of a sudden, MLB is back in crisis mode. If one thing is clear by now, it's that baseball's so-called "Steroid Era" continues on. In fact, it should be obvious that there isn't really an "era" at all. It's just a fact of baseball life over the last half century. There is plenty of evidence of PED use dating back to the late 1960s and clearly little has changed since the Mitchell Report and MLB deciding to get more vigilant in its testing over the last decade. As long as there is an incentive to gain an edge this will continue. And since that incentive is not simply financial, but rooted in human nature, MLB can never truly exhale. The sport will forever be forced to chase its tail.

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February 7, 2013  08:34 AM ET

Until the penalty's get stiffer, the cheating will continue.

I say 1st offense, 1 year suspension, 2nd offence lifetime ban.

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February 7, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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3rd offense, Do the Braun side step shuffle

3rd offense.........death by firing squad

February 7, 2013  08:51 AM ET

They could start with what Mike Lupica says plainly in today's NYDN: "Get everybody in front of a grand jury and make them tell their stories under oath, (and) not to their PR men. Make them all expalin why they were associating with a PED pusher like Anthony Bosch in the first place."

February 7, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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3rd offense.........death by firing squad

I know this was sarcasm (it was wasn't?) but if they are given lifetime bans from baseball then who the hell cares what they pump into their bodies.

February 7, 2013  09:17 AM ET

I want to believe Braun, but part of me is not so sure now.

February 7, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Until the penalty's get stiffer, the cheating will continue. I say 1st offense, 1 year suspension, 2nd offence lifetime ban.

Agreed 100 percent!

February 7, 2013  09:19 AM ET

The Braun that made Milwaukee Famous!!! Good Try!!!

February 7, 2013  09:20 AM ET

I wonder too if there are current Hall of Famers who have used PEDs. Jose Canseco says there has. I really want that top secret report to be released, because it could open up Pandora's Box on who has used. Maybe beloved players with good reputations have, which is why MLB may be protecting them.

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February 7, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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I wonder too if there are current Hall of Famers who have used PEDs. Jose Canseco says there has. I really want that top secret report to be released, because it could open up Pandora's Box on who has used. Maybe beloved players with good reputations have, which is why MLB may be protecting them.

I'm pretty sure Rickey Henderson is as dirty as they come.

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February 7, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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C'mon, man.

relax

February 7, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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3rd offense.........death by firing squad

4th offense... banishment to the 7th gate of hell.

February 7, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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I want to believe Braun, but part of me is not so sure now.

What about getting caught once, getting off on a technicality and then being linked to a PED clinic would give you the impression that he's a juicer?

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