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Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Aug. 22, 2012 at 11:22 am with 1 Comment »
August 22, 2012 11:22 am

Bartolo Colon was caught using a performance enhancing drug and suspended for 50 games today, the kind of news youdon’t even want in a division rival, and the Seattle Mariners try to win their eighth game in a row.

Colon, the Oakland Athletics pitcher, apologized and accepted his penalty, but one has to question the intelligence of Colon and Melky Cabrera. Each knew he would be tested in 2012. Neither let it discourage him from cheaating..

If someone is so willing to conciously spit in the face of the fans and the game, perhaps 50 games isn’t enough today. Why offer a three strikes policy to those who now know the facts, know how much harm they do baseball, and plunge on?

Meanw;hile, the Mariners conclude a home stand that’s been good for them and their fans, a 7-1 run that has them closing in on .500 – and ahead of Boston in the American League wild cards race.

Here’s today’s lineup vs. Cleveland:

Dustin Ackley  2B
Michael Saunders  CF
Kyle Seager  3B
John Jaso  DH
Jesus Montero  C
Eric Thames  RF
Justin Smoak  1B
Trayvon Robinson LF
Brendan Ryan  SS
Hisashi Iwakuma  RHP

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  1. Re Colon, I heard the idea of penalizing the offending team with losses as well as the player who uses PED’s. After all, Colon had the most innings pitched of any player on the A’s staff until yesterday when Milone passed him. It’s either that or a one-year suspension followed by ending a career for the second offense, if they’re serious about eliminating PED use.

    What do Melky and Colon have in common? They both recently played for the Yankees…

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