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Aug.
5th

Jesus Montero’s suspension an opportunity to move on

The Seattle Mariners aren’t caught up in the same wreckage as the New York Yankees, but the announcement from the office of Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig of a 50-game suspension for Jesus Montero and 11 other players – as well as Alex Rodriguez’ suspension through the 2014 season – for violations of the league’s Joint Drug and Prevention Program sent a ripple that was felt throughout the league.

It was dubbed “Biogenesis Day.” It provided emotions of frustration, disgust, confusion and condemnation, but also of justice served on a day that will forever be remembered in MLB baseball

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Aug.
5th

Raul Ibanez disgusted with MLB drug usage

Raul Ibanez has played in the Majors for a long time. Eighteen years to be exact and with four different teams.

His capacity to understand how a mass drug suspension, such as what was administered from MLB commissioner Bud Selig’s office today of 13 players, including Jesus Montero of the Mariners, will affect the integrity, perception and outlook of the game.

Ibanez didn’t hold back when expressing his contempt for the actions of the suspended players when talking with area reporters in the clubhouse before the Seattle Mariners game Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Here’s what he had to

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Jan.
29th

A few notes and links on Shoppach, Bourn

Obviously, the major news coming out of baseball today is this very, very lengthy story in the Miami New Times about several baseball players – Melky Cabrera, Alex Rodriguez,Gio Gonzalez Nelson Cruz and others – receiving performance enhancing drugs.

I’m not going to sit here and pontificate about this. Players cheat. They always have. They always will. If a player believes he can gain any sort of advantage, he will take it. Why? The dollars involved are just too great. It doesn’t make it right. But it’s just a fact. I doubt my opinion of Alex Rodriguez will be

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