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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Earth to Selig: your drug testing does not work!

Allen Huber "Bud" Selig, commissioner of the Major Baseball League (MBL), is quoted in The New York Times showing that he is delusional.

Selig Says the Recent Suspensions Weighed on Him
By PAT BORZI
Published: August 7, 2013

Though Selig again lauded baseball’s drug-testing program, it failed to catch any of the players suspended this week. But with baseball this year turning to more sophisticated testing for human growth hormone and abnormal testosterone levels, Selig said he expected more positive tests in the future. Testing is conducted by a Montreal lab that is accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

“I won’t stand here today and tell you it’s perfect,” Selig said. “But I think there has been no stone left unturned, and there will be no stone left unturned.”
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Of the 14 players who recently were penalized over performance enhancing drugs (PED) the number who failed a legitimately handled drug test was ZERO.  ZERO!  Not even Alex Rodriguez.  And that with what The Times described as the MBL "this year turning to more sophisticated testing for human growth hormone and abnormal testosterone levels".

Ryan Braun probably failed but he won an appeal because of how his sample had been stored.

Stiffer penalties might provide a marginal increase in deterrence but the problem is that the testing by the non-American company simply is not effective as proved by the inadvertent discovery leading to 12 players admitting that they had been using.

And when is the last time that Selig was tested for illegal drugs, performance enhancing or recreational?

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