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MLB: Bud Selig Says Baseball 'Cleaner Than Ever'
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MLB: Bud Selig Says Baseball 'Cleaner Than Ever'

Jul 15 2013, 10:29pm CDT | by

MLB commissioner Bud Selig claims baseball is "cleaner than ever" in spite of the ongoing Biogenesis controversy.

Biogenesis or no Biogenesis, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig says baseball is as clean as it's ever been.  Selig defended baseball's drug-testing program and said "this sport is cleaner than it's ever...

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MLB: Bud Selig Says Baseball 'Cleaner Than Ever'

Jul 15 2013, 10:29pm CDT | by

MLB commissioner Bud Selig claims baseball is "cleaner than ever" in spite of the ongoing Biogenesis controversy.

Biogenesis or no Biogenesis, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig says baseball is as clean as it's ever been. 

Selig defended baseball's drug-testing program and said "this sport is cleaner than it's ever been." The Associated Press' Ronald Blum notes the league's program was launched in 2003. He also stated the ensuing timeline with penalties being enforced in 2004, amphetamines being banned in 2006 and HGH blood levels being tested in 2012. 

According to POLITICO.com's Katie Glueck, Selig made the statement at a POLITICO Playbook breakfast at the Bank of America Tower in New York City on the eve of MLB's All-Star Game.

Glueck quotes the baseball commissioner whose statement stemmed from him saying MLB has the toughest drug-testing program in the country. 

"So what do we have now?  We have the toughest drug-testing program in America, we have tough enforcement."

Among his ways to enforce drug testing was to recruita former director of the Secret Service, per Glueck. 

Selig also denied accusations saying MLB is slow to react whenever drug-related issues come up. 

"People say,'Well, you were slow to react.' We were not slow to react. In fact, I heard that this morning, and it aggravated me all over again."

He did not say anything about several players' suspensions - including the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun - although he was proud of the investigators who obtained evidence against those who were allegedly involved in the Biogenesis scandal. Selig said he and his team will pull out all the stops related to the matter. 

Several major leaguers' names have surfaced and have been tied to Anthony Bosch's Biogenesis of America clinic in South Florida which allegedly sold illegal performance-enhancing drugs to them. Aside from Rodriguez and Braun, other prominent names include Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers and Rodriguez's teammate with the Yankees, Robinson Cano. 



 
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Jul 27 2014 3:37pm CDT | Source: SBNation

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Jul 27 2014 2:45pm CDT | Source: SBNation

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Jul 27 2014 2:21pm CDT | Source: SBNation

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Jul 27 2014 1:56pm CDT | Source: SBNation

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Jul 27 2014 1:34pm CDT | Source: SBNation

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Jul 27 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: SBNation

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