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When will it end?

February 10, 2009

So to add onto the A-Roid news, Miguel Tejada is now being charged for lying to congress and faces as much as a year in jail if convicted on the misdemeanor charge of making misrepresentations to Congress. He will likely receive a lighter sentence due to federal guidelines. I've been trying to wrap my head around this fiasco since earlier today, and I have come to two conclusions.

My first conclusion is that it would be prudent of MLB and Bud Selig to release the full list of players that failed the PED tests in 2003. MLB needs to either protect all 104 of the players, or none at all. I understand that Alex Rodriguez's name is the most important name on the list, since he is in arms reach of a host of baseball records. But as Deaner pointed out, a lot of guys used steroids to get over that hump just so they could get a taste of the bigs. So how many clean players were left in the minors due to the rampant steroid abuse in baseball? They weren't playing on the same level due to the amount of drug use in professional baseball. And in turn the clean players that did it the right way, paid the biggest price. They lost out on a chance to reach their childhood dreams of playing in the majors.

My second conclusion is that Bud Selig needs to resign immediately. How long would you expect to remain the boss, when hundreds of your employees are cheating at their jobs and are using illegal drugs? Not long right. Although he won't admit it, he was warned about the steroid abuse and he had the obligation to take the necessary steps to keep America's game as clean as possible. He failed to do that, and more recently he is letting all the players take the fall as he sits idly by acting as if the problem is fixed. He has had blunder after blunder after blunder, and yet he is getting paid as well as anyone in the league. And unlike the rest of the country, he has job security through the next election in 2012. How can we trust this man to clean the sport up? When he is the one who let this happen to our game.

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