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"Steroids talk all rage as camps open"

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By deajay on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 11:13 am:

Jim Bouton believes the controversy is worse than the 1919 Black Sox betting scandal, which I recently said I also believed ... somewhere on one of these threads.

Jim Bouton: "Steroids have illegally and unfairly affected the outcomes of far more ballgames than gambling."

Charles Yesalis, considered this country's foremost authority on steroids:

"Baseball's options are limited. The old 'there's only a few bad apples' excuse isn't working. The idea some drug testing will make the problem go away isn't working, either. I wouldn't want (commissioner) Bud Selig's headaches, which are all self-imposed."

"Drug testing isn't going to clean up anything.", Yesalis said. "We now know that the cream of our track-and-field crop were a bunch of druggies, and they have more rigorous testing."

David Carter of the marketing Sports Business Group:

Carter notes that corporate America is jittery. MasterCard International backed away from a celebration of Bonds' chase of the homerun record -- a march into history that is looking like it will be increasingly awkward.

"Companies are realizing that fans are not happy," he said. "There's a malaise in the game because of this scandal. What goes around comes around."

From the Contra Costa Times (registration required).


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