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07:08 AM ET 06.05 | Just how potentially damaging is this? This is worse than BALCO. That is not easy to do, seeing as the single-season and all-time home run records fell on account of Victor Conte's doping program that fed performance-enhancing drugs to baseball players of all manner and variety. But it is. It is much worse. The Biogenesis scandal that has ensnared baseball is more painful and embarrassing and harmful because it happened in the supposed post-Steroid Era, when Major League Baseball's drug policy was supposed to eradicate PEDs from the game. That was a fanciful notion to begin with, of course, but now that ESPN is reporting Biogenesis mastermind Tony Bosch is ready to flip and tell the league about Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez and upward of 20 others.

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June 5, 2013  07:11 AM ET

Can't wait to see this list.

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June 5, 2013  07:38 AM ET

With apologies to Casablanca:

ARod, et al: How can you suspend us? On what grounds?

Bud Selig: I'm shocked, shocked to find that PEDs are being used in here!

(Tony Bosch hands Selig a pile of money and drugs )

Tony Bosch: (whispers) Your HGH and bribes, sir.

Bud Selig: (whispers) Oh, thank you very much.

Bud Selig: Everybody will punished!

Well, well, well, so it turns out there are a bunch of lying, sniveling, cheating, sorry-**** losers who still use PEDs in MLB. I'm shocked. I mean who'd a thunk it after the new and advanced drug testing that is being used by MLB.

June 5, 2013  08:00 AM ET
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With apologies to Casablanca: ARod, et al: How can you suspend us? On what grounds? Bud Selig: I'm shocked, shocked to find that PEDs are being used in here! (Tony Bosch hands Selig a pile of money and drugs ) Tony Bosch: (whispers) Your HGH and bribes, sir. Bud Selig: (whispers) Oh, thank you very much. Bud Selig: Everybody will punished!Well, well, well, so it turns out there are a bunch of lying, sniveling, cheating, sorry-**** losers who still use PEDs in MLB. I'm shocked. I mean who'd a thunk it after the new and advanced drug testing that is being used by MLB.

Advanced my backside.... and how many were caught using the testing mechanism..... one? It's taking a huge investigation to get to the bottom of it.... Yep - the innocence of Baseball is now lost for ever......

June 5, 2013  08:04 AM ET

This is going to be great!
<flips quarter to Kent "Flounder" Dorfman>

June 5, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Lets keep this one the TOD - cannot stand A-Roid and using a thread about him - seem a little out of place right now.....

June 5, 2013  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This is going to be great!<flips quarter to Kent "Flounder" Dorfman>

Great reference. Love it......

June 5, 2013  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Great reference. Love it......

Now if only we could get A-Roid to respond just like the horse.....

June 5, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Need to keep this thread moving - PEDs - our favorite topic.....

June 5, 2013  08:19 AM ET

Heres the list from the ESPN OTL article

Ryan Braun Brewers
Everth Cabrera Padres
Melky Cabrera Blue Jays
Francisco Cervelli Yankees
Bartolo Colon Athletics
Nelson Cruz Rangers
Fautino de los Santos Free agent
Gio Gonzalez* Nationals
Yasmani Grandal Padres
Fernando Martinez Astros
Jesus Montero Mariners
Jordan Norberto Free agent
Jhonny Peralta Tigers
Cesar Puello** Mets
Alex Rodriguez Yankees

* Sources told ESPN that Gonzalez received only legal substances ** minor leaguer, not a member of the MLB Players Association


http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/9301536/major-league-baseball-suspe nd-20-players-including-alex-rodriguez-ryan-braun-part-miami-investigation

June 5, 2013  08:23 AM ET

The most difficult part will be to tie shipments through couriers and other means to actual player receipt. Good luck with that...

June 5, 2013  08:29 AM ET

One or more of these idiots paid with a credit/debit card in their name.

June 5, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Or a check, with a memo for "vitamins/supplements"
$10,000 worth of vitamins/supplements? Really?

June 5, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Will you accept my friend invite? Hopefully - you are who I think you are....


<flips quarter to Dennis Green....>

June 5, 2013  08:31 AM ET

I was much more entertained with MLB when all the players were juiced up, homerun kings targeted 60 and nobody gave a crap. Now the league is nothing more than a bastardized Nazi-esque juicer-hunt.

June 5, 2013  08:32 AM ET
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Or a check, with a memo for "vitamins/supplements"$10,000 worth of vitamins/supplements? Really?

Someone will be outed. Don't know who - but someone will go down in this investigation.... me thinks Braun will be the main target because of his "successful" push at having the suspension lifted - though on a technicality.....

June 5, 2013  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I was much more entertained with MLB when all the players were juiced up, homerun kings targeted 60 and nobody gave a crap. Now the league is nothing more than a bastardized Nazi-esque juicer-hunt.

Cute phrasing..... Nazi-esque...... so you harken back to the days of the East German men's.... errr... women's swim team?

June 5, 2013  08:37 AM ET

Of course - this is really getting to be a bit of a melo drama.....

June 5, 2013  08:37 AM ET

Continued - idiots - trying the system.....

 
June 5, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Beginning to think the MLB players are getting more of a fair wrap on the intelligence quotient....

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