A Long, Long History of MFY Cheating Exposed!

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Ever since someone got Harry No-No Nanette drunk, the history of cheating by the MFYs has proven so well-documented that only a NAZI would refuse to see it--a NAZI who watches the Estrogen Channel and thinks "fern" is a color!

But now . . .

Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, And Ryan Braun [Is not a New York Yankee.--Ed.] Might Face 50-Game PED-Related Suspensions This Season
Jordan Rabinowitz: Consider this the bombshell before the bombshell, should this prophecy eventually come true. Joe Bisceglie from Dog And Pony Show tweeted Monday afternoon that four of baseball’s biggest bats, including three New York Yankees and two formerly implicated players, will each be slapped with 50-game first-offense PED suspensions. They are, of course, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, and Ryan Braun.
Anonymous Source: Cano, Granderson, A-Rod and Braun will all be suspended for failing PED test this season.

— Joe Bisceglie (@joebisceglie) March 4, 2013
You’d be inclined to be skeptical, and for fair reason — Bisceglie doesn’t name his source. This kind of story is explosive, and deserves tender care before people start going on witch hunts and throwing names out there with no rationale. But consider this: Bisceglie correctly prognosticated that Melky Cabrera would be suspended last season for a failed PED test almost a month before his suspension came.
My sources tell me that Melky Cabrera will be suspended soon for violation of MLB’s PED policy

— Joe Bisceglie (@joebisceglie) July 18, 2012
That tweet was from July 18; the suspension came on Aug. 15. Bisceglie was understandably sour about the haters (can’t get no respect with no sources, dude), but to his credit, he’s been right about this thing before, the Nostra Damus of steroids, if you will.
RE: our breaking news on DAPS. I totally get the reluctance to believe us, this news is gigantic and we are the only ones to report it.

— Joe Bisceglie (@joebisceglie) March 4, 2013
We were as shocked as you guys are by it. All we ask is that you remember where you heard it first when ESPN “breaks this” in 4 weeks.

— Joe Bisceglie (@joebisceglie) March 4, 2013
Now, we can’t do much with this information right now, but just remember you heard about it, and to not be surprised if and when these players are suspended. And if it’s true, it is going to be a big bruise on the game, one we really felt in our heart of hearts hadn’t gone away when the Bondses, Clemenses, and McGwires retired. The Steroid Era reincarnate? Maybe. Just maybe.
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Of course there is NO evidences--thanks--that the Glorious Red Sox EVAH used performance enhancing drugs, and when I mean "NO evidences"--thanks--I mean just enough to cover up. Manny Ortiz Ramirez CLEARLY started AFTER leaving the GRS, Nomar's "ligament issues" were unrelated--and if not clearly he started when he joined the Cubs!--and David Ortiz is scheduled to explain his name appearing on The List that contained A-Fraud McSlappy's name in 2003 . . .

. . . since . . . well 2009 . . . so . . . any day now. . . .


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The season has started and I haven't heard anything about suspensions yet. . .

Maybe that's just because there's some kind of convoluted process that happens in secret before suspensions can be handed out?
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THANKS OBAMA!

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OK, can we call this one BS yet?

Meanwhile, Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe seems to have put his foot in it by making insinuations about David Ortiz:

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The Curly-Headed Boyfriend does not give a shit.

He cares--and has only cared--about publicity. Now he will be on more ESPN programs, more people will read his articles, they may even buy his books.

Still, as above in t3h teeny fontz, Papi never explained 2003.

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Dave O'Brien reports that ESPN's John Butchergrauwseserswaswhatever is reporting that MLB is "on the verge" of "dropping the hammer" on A-Fraud and Braun for violations of the performance enhancing.

He is calling the current game.

WOO! The conspiracy theories are abounding! Is "this what Hank Steinbrenner meant by saying he was disappointed" in A-Fraud?

Meanwhile, we have conclusive proof that Derek Jeter is a Space Alien. I will post it later. . . .

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This is, apparently, "for realsies" this time:
Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks, "Outside the Lines" has learned. If the suspensions are upheld, the performance-enhancing drug scandal would be the largest in American sports history.

["Snip!"--Ed.]

One source familiar with the case said the commissioner's office might seek 100-game suspensions for Rodriguez, Braun and other players, the penalty for a second doping offense. The argument, the source said, is the players' connection to Bosch constitutes one offense, and previous statements to MLB officials denying any such connection or the use of PEDs constitute another. Bosch and his attorneys did not return several calls. MLB officials refused to comment when reached Tuesday.

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According to above, the players under scrutiny:
  • Alex Rodriguez Yankees
    Ryan Braun Brewers
    Melky Cabrera Blue Jays
    Bartolo Colon Athletics
    Gio Gonzalez* Nationals
    Yasmani Grandal Padres
    Nelson Cruz Rangers
    Francisco Cervelli Yankees
    Jesus Montero Mariners
    Jhonny Peralta Tigers
    Cesar Puello** Mets
    Fernando Martinez Astros
    Everth Cabrera Padres
    Fautino de los Santos Athletics
    Jordan Norberto Free agent
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Apparently, part of the delay had to deal with legals deals with Ryan Braun [Tony Bosch--Ed.] so he would testify against his clients in arbitration hearings. According to ESPN proper, suspensions are not announced until all appeals are exhausted by the player. So we could wait a few more months before any suspensions are officially announced.

--J.D.

[Edited because, apparently, "Ryan Braun" and "Tony Bosch" appear so similar given they share a single letter in the first and second names.--Ed.]
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This could affect my fantasy baseball team. :o

Evereth Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz on my team.

All the players on the list seem to have Hispanic names? (Except Braun I guess)
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It may simply be that he [Tony Bosch--Ed.] had connections in the Hispanic community--I have not fully researched the details because, other than the "Lolz" of knowing this may prevent A-Fraud from ever achieving the Hall of Fame.

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Commissioner Bud Selig's office is expected to suspend Braun and Rodriguez, along with as many as 20 players sometime after next week's All-Star break, for their roles in the Biogenesis case, several sources told "Outside the Lines."
As soon as the after the All-Star break?
Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun, who has repeatedly denied using performance-enhancing drugs, refused to answer questions during a recent meeting with Major League Baseball about his connection to Tony Bosch and the Biogenesis clinic in Miami, sources told "Outside the Lines."

The meeting took place June 29, a source said, and is one of several that MLB has conducted with players connected to the clinic. A source said New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has not been interviewed, but a meeting is expected to take place within the week.

A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com that Rodriguez will meet with MLB on Friday but said the injured slugger likely will refuse to answer questions. The source also told ESPNNewYork.com that 10 players already have met with MLB but have refused to answer questions.

Commissioner Bud Selig's office is expected to suspend Braun and Rodriguez, along with as many as 20 players sometime after next week's All-Star break, for their roles in the Biogenesis case, several sources told "Outside the Lines." As OTL reported, MLB started building cases against the players last month after Bosch agreed to cooperate with investigators.

The question is the length of the suspensions.

Sources said the commissioner's office was considering 100-game bans for Braun and Rodriguez, the punishment for a second offense, even though neither player was previously suspended for violating MLB's drug policy.

The argument, one source said, would be that they -- and possibly other players -- committed multiple offenses by receiving performance-enhancing drugs from Bosch and by lying about it.

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So am I correct in thinking that this scandal doesn't actually involve positive drug tests?
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They do not need positive tests.

Sort of like in the NFL when Rodney Harrison used his own address and credit card to order human growth hormone, methinks. The NFL will not believe you just collect chemicals. To my knowledge, Rodney did not fight it.

Sooooooo . . . they can establish you used the services. I also believe "they" were working a deal with Braun--fear of them suing him into the Stone Age and, seriously, the Gov'ment deciding not to crush him--where he tells them who he injected and with what. Unlike a criminal case, MLB does not need "beyond a reasonable doubt."

Which is very weird compared to that Fucktard Braun who did get off on a technicality. However, MLB did not have evidence of him using performance enhancing drugs other than the positive test.

Anyways, it appears MLB--in this case Selig--does not wish to distract from the All Star Game.

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Anaxagoras wrote:This could affect my fantasy baseball team. :o

Evereth Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz on my team.
Safe!

Union: Bans will be served in 2014

Cabrera is second in the majors in steals and Cruz looks to have a career high in home-runs this year. I tried to trade them when the news came out but no-one was biting. Now I'm glad I didn't.
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:This could affect my fantasy baseball team. :o

Evereth Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz on my team.
Safe!

Union: Bans will be served in 2014
That is what the Players Association says.

They do not make the rules--despite all appearances. Individual players can--and will--appeal. Depending on "who goes first" someone may very well get "the can" this season.

However, as Buster Olney said in a WEEI interview, it is more important that MLB gets the details correct so that the ones they nail get nailed and stay nailed.

Looking at YOU Braun.

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Braun Suspended for Rest of Season

Not enough games for this arrogant lying shit stain.

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This whole Alex Rodriguez fiasco has to be the greatest, most entertaining thing I've read about in sports for awhile. Never could stand that guy. Schadenfreude is fun.
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He deserves a life-time ban, but I do not want the MFY to be spared his contract--possibly the worse contract in sports history. A ban that includes next year can effectively end his career.

And as of writing, they are 9 games in the hole.

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And it's finally all come to a end middle.
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Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case

. . . .

Others agreeing to 50-game bans included Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli and outfielder Fernando Martinez; Philadelphia pitcher Antonio Bastardo; Seattle catcher Jesus Montero; New York Mets infielder Jordany Valdespin and outfielder Cesar Puello; Houston pitcher Sergio Escalona; and free agent pitchers Fautino De Los Santos and Jordan Norberto.

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Interestingly the 50-game suspensions coincide almost exactly with the number of remaining regular season games.

E.g., Nelson Cruz is done for this season but has a clean slate for next season. He is a free agent after this season, which is probably why he didn't appeal.
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Anaxagoras wrote:Interestingly the 50-game suspensions coincide almost exactly with the number of remaining regular season games.

E.g., Nelson Cruz is done for this season but has a clean slate for next season. He is a free agent after this season, which is probably why he didn't appeal.
Those are the exact reasons. Same for A-Fraud--to cover the remaining season and the next season. It has been widely speculated that those who are free agents--like Cruz--would choose to accept given the evidences--thanks--rather than appeal and face the suspension next year which would greatly affect their value.

Of course, like Braun, one has to wonder how valuable they are without PEDs.

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Does this mean that if their teams happened to make the playoffs, they would be eligible to play?
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Unfortunately, those with 50 games, yes. I do not agree with it.

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Link

So now he's not only A-Roid, but also A-Rat.
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Beat me to it.

Was busy reading up on other things at Popehat--on what is and what is not a successful defamation action.

The reception in Fenway should be . . . epic.

I almost posted The Onion letter from A-Fraud where he states he just wants to get back to cheating at baseball.

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You almost get the feeling that what Ryan Dempster did was on the behalf of baseball.

--Dave O'Brien, Red Sox Announcer: after A-Fraud McSlappy is hit by a pitch.
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Two wrongs, etc.
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"Two wrongs don't make a right. But the three do."

--Deteriorata

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Should that be "But three lefts do"? :P
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Doctor X wrote:A Fraud plans to appeal, of course. "Best New" for a RS fan since the MFYs have to pay him for the end of their futile year, then the rest of his contract after he serves the season + 50ish game suspension.
Surely not? There must be a "morals" clause or some such similar out so that he doesn't get paid. Have you seen anything authoritative on this in the press?
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The MLB players union does not allow a "morals clause" with respect to PEDs. The punishment for a suspension is loss of pay for the games sat. So the MFY would not have to pay him for the 211 games. However, they have him signed beyond that point. So once the suspension is over, they would have no choice but to pay him. Unlike the NFL, they cannot just "cut" him and not pay him.

"Talking Heads" have been considering altering all of that so teams could tear-up a contract of a player with a large PED suspension, but it would not apply to A-Fraud, and it would require the agreement of the players union. Good luck on that!

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If he has any endorsements deals, there might be a morals clause for those.
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Yeah, but he is not exactly "Mr. Endorsement"--when have you seen a national ad with him?

Okay . . . you are in Japan where it is all ICHIRO!!!!! Trust me, you do not. However, he has made $300+ million in his career. His last contract is a quarter of a billion dollars! And I mean real dollars, not some Canadian stuff!

Unless he has an epic gambling habit + drug addiction it is going to be very hard for him to lose that. He may be an arrogant douche-bag, but no one has called him "stupid" with regards to finances and the like.

Besides, should he need money he will just have to "write" a book--My Prison Without Walls II or something.




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Too soon?

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P.S. He could be at risk from those he/His Team have accused such as the physician. How much of that is actionable I do not know.
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Didn't he lie to - I dunno - a Grand Jury, MLB, a drug investigation, etc. Wouldn't that fall under a morals clause?

'Jes nit pickin' here. Nothing important.
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I am not aware of such a "morals clause" in MLB contracts. Quick searching before my flight:
(1) fail, refuse or neglect to conform his personal conduct to the standards of good citizenship and good sportsmanship or to keep himself in first-class physical condition or to obey the Club’s training rules; or

(2) fail, in the opinion of the Club’s management, to exhibit sufficient skill or competitive ability to qualify or continue as a member of the Club’s team; or

(3) fail, refuse or neglect to render his services hereunder or in any other manner materially breach this contract."

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A Rod suspended 2014 season.
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Ah! Surprised it has not exploded on Boston radio yet.

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Yankees Starter Michael Pineda’s Idiocy Defies Logic with Latest Stunt
ess than two weeks ago in a start against the Red Sox, Michael Pineda was obnoxiously obvious in his use of pine tar, or some sort of foreign substance. The Yankees starter wanted us all to believe it was dirt smeared by sweat all over the palm of his hand, but nobody was buying it. Fortunately for him, nobody was willing to press the issue either, certainly not the organization that lived through controversies in 2013 involving Clay Buchholz’s Bullfrog and Jon Lester’s glove gunk in the World Series.

He got a free pass from Major League Baseball, and little more than a few barbs from Boston players for being too obvious. Apparently, though, he didn’t receive much of a talking to behind closed doors.

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Moron. You can clearly see a huge smear of it on his neck.
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Yeah. I was going to post a "@7 Chumpionships INvalidedatedideleventy" post with the first instance since it was so obvious. However, pretty much every former player interviewed stated it was for the grip. Bucholtz famously had . . . sun tan lotion . . . that is colored . . . and Lester had . . . had . . . something completely legal in the WS.

More seriously, even the RS stated that it is for the grip. I had thought if it was significant and umpire would notice it. However, though the umpire is the sole determinant on whether or not a player has an illegal substance he--I did not know this--cannot investigate unless a manager asks him. Therefore, in the Toilet Bowl II, even if they had huge photos of the pine tar on his hand the first time on the Jumbo-Tron, the umpire cannot do anything unless the manager complained.

The "story" is that, in the first game, RS sent word to the MFYs which is why the pine tar "disappeared" between innings.

Farrell--who is Belichickian in his press-conferences but with charm--gave a very clear warning before the game: basically do not make it so fucking obvious.

Well . . . even ESPN had shots of the sudden appearance of pine tar on his neck after an inning where he shat on the mound. It was too much.

All jokes aside, I am ambivalent on this in a way. On the one hand, no one has shown it affects the ball--like scuffing it. I guess one could complain that one should "pitch the elements" and if it is cold and you cannot grip . . . too fucking bad! To which a few retired hitters have noted that they would rather see strikes than a 90+ MPH ball with no control.

So there you go.

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