They Will Never Learn

By / January 29, 2009 / Uncategorized

Another Mets minor leaguer has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for steroids, this in a report by the Associated Press.

Kyle Suire, a second baseman, “tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol”.

These kids just do not get it. They are completely screwing up their lives. I have had just about enough of it.

Apparently the humiliation and deterioration of some of the biggest names in baseball are not enough to get these kids to stop using.

Watching as Mark McGwire had to leave baseball and go into hiding to avoid the questions is not enough.

Watching as Roger Clemens’ legacy as possibly the greatest pitcher to ever play the game go down in flames is not enough. His name has been tarnished for all eternity. His name stripped of things he sponsored.

The greatest hitter in the game, Barry Bonds. What can be said?! He is no longer the greatest hitter. He is the greatest name in the steroids era. Anybody who hears his name will automatically associate his name with steroids. The greatest poster boy! He may be doing time. Yet the kids do not learn.

You know when they will learn? When they are banned from playing the game themselves! By that time, it is too late.

I’m not a fan of the drug policy in place. I think it should be much stricter. Being suspended for 50 games is a joke. I don’t believe in this three strikes policy either.

Here’s mlb’s drug suspensions:

  • The first positive test would result in a fifty game suspension.
  • The second positive test would result in a one-hundred game suspension.
  • The third positive test would result in a lifetime suspension from Major League Baseball.

Here’s my punishment:

  • Caught once: Miss a full season, community service for the duration of the missed season, and pay a fine of $500,000.
  • Caught a second time: Banned from baseball. No fine.

That’s right. You get one shot to learn your lesson.

What I would like Major League Baseball to do with the money is sponsor programs to teach kids about the dangers of using steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

This needs to be stopped. This little slap on the wrists is not cutting it.

Here is a complete list of banned substances in baseball:

*Drugs of abuse

  1. Cocaine
  2. LSD
  3. Marijuana
  4. Opiates (e.g., heroin, codeine, morphine)
  5. MDMA (“Ecstasy”)
  6. GHB
  7. Phencyclidine (“PCP”)

Steroids

  1. Androstanediol
  2. Androstanedione
  3. Androstenediol
  4. Androstenedione
  5. Bolasterone
  6. Boldenone
  7. Calusterone
  8. Clenbuterol
  9. Clostebol
  10. Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone
  11. Desoxy-methyltestosterone
  12. ∆1-dihydrotestosterone
  13. 4-dihydrotestosterone
  14. Drostanolone
  15. Ethylestrenol
  16. Fluoxymesterone
  17. Formebolone
  18. Furazabol
  19. 13a-ethyl-17a-hydroxygon-4-en-3-one
  20. 4-hydroxytestosterone
  21. 4-hydroxy-19-nortestosterone
  22. Mestanolone
  23. Mesterolone
  24. Methandienone
  25. Methandriol
  26. Methenolone
  27. Methyltestosterone
  28. Mibolerone
  29. 17a-methyl-∆1-dihydrotestosterone
  30. Nandrolone
  31. Norandrostenediol
  32. Norandrostenedione
  33. Norbolethone
  34. Norclostebol
  35. Norethandrolone
  36. Oxandrolone
  37. Oxymesterone
  38. Oxymetholone
  39. Stanozolol
  40. Stenbolone
  41. Testolactone
  42. Testosterone
  43. Tetrahydrogestrinone
  44. Trenbolone
  45. Any salt, ester or ether of a drug or substance listed above; and
  46. Human Growth Hormone (aka HGH)

Stimulants

  1. Amfepramone (Diethylproprion)
  2. Amphetamine
  3. Amphetaminil
  4. Benzphetamine
  5. Chloroamphetamine
  6. Chlorphentermine
  7. Clobenzorex
  8. Clortermine
  9. Dimethylamphetamine
  10. Ephedrine (Ephedra)
  11. Ethylamphetamine
  12. Famprofazone
  13. Fencamfamine
  14. Fenethylline
  15. Fenfluramine
  16. Fenproporex
  17. Furfenorex
  18. Mefenorex
  19. Mesocarb
  20. Mephentermine
  21. Methylphenidate
  22. Modafinil
  23. Pemoline
  24. Phenpentermine
  25. Phentermine
  26. Prolintane
  27. Phendimetrazine (Phenmetrazine)
  28. Propylhexedrine
  29. Pyrovalerone
  30. Selegiline

*As provided by Wikipedia. Keep in mind there are new substances added as they are found.

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1 Comment

NYRNYM4Life

I like your idea on how MLB should hand out suspensions for players that get busted. Here’s the problem, the players union! They will bitch and moan that this is to harsh on the players. they would want MLB to stick to the 3 strikes and you’re out system that they use now. You should e-mail you idea to the MLB offices to wake them up, cause it sure looks like they’re sleeping now,along with the players union.

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