11 Updates
MLB: Bud Selig Says Baseball 'Cleaner Than Ever'
Photo Credit: Getty Images

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...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

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. 



 
Update
11

1 day ago

Jeter exits MLB with win as Yanks top Red Sox

Sep 28 2014 4:26pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

BOSTON — The ball, marked and numbered for the occasion, bounced high off the dirt and down the third-base line, where a rookie who was 4 years-old when Derek Jeter made his major league debut leaped into the air to attempt a bare-handed play. It went off of his palm and onto the grass, and by that time Jeter was safe at first with hit No. 3,465 — sixth all-time, and the most in franchise history — along with the 1,311th RBI of a career in which he established him ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
10

2 days ago

Final Day of the MLB Regular Season: Three Chances for a Game 163 Playoff

Sep 28 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Major League Baseball is on the verge of, potentially, 48 crazy hours depending on how results in the final day of the regular season shake out Sunday. The division races in the American and National League Central are yet to be decided, nor has the second American League Wild Card, setting up the chance for multiple one-game tiebreakers on Monday. Here’s the simple math, the Tigers, Cardinals and Athletics control their own destiny — if either of the three win their games t ...
Source: The Big Lead   Full article at: The Big Lead
 

 
Update
9

3 days ago

Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 10, Yankees 4

Sep 27 2014 3:43pm CDT | Source: espn red sox

BOSTON -- Well, we knew there couldn't possibly be an encore to approach Derek Jeter's final game in Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, and this proved it. After a one-night absence, Jeter returned to the Yankees lineup Saturday as the team's designated hitter. But despite the presence of retiring commissioner Bud Selig (making a farewell tour of his own) and national TV cameras, that stin ...
Source: espn red sox   Full article at: espn red sox
 

 
Update
8

3 days ago

Since the Royals last made the playoffs...

Sep 26 2014 9:52pm CDT | Source: SBNation

...a whole lot has happened and changed in Major League Baseball. The Royals haven't been to the playoffs since 1985, when they defeated the Cardinals in a seven-game World Series. Since then, they've posted eight winning seasons in 28 chances, most of them during those first 10 years of playoff-less baseball, and have scarred a fan base that still has a lot of trauma to work through even with Kansas City's recent success. While the Royals ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
7

4 days ago

Breaking down the American League wild card race

Sep 26 2014 12:50pm CDT | Source: SBNation

There are favorites, but there's also potential for serious chaos. The Indians aren't dead. That sentence makes me uncomfortable and serves as a one-sentence argument for changing their name back to the Naps, but in baseball terms, the Indians aren't dead. The Mariners aren't dead. I wrote that they were yesterday because I was high on math. Then I watched the A's play the Rang ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
5

5 days ago

Only Five Active NFL Players Have Made More Money In Their Careers Than Roger Goodell

Sep 25 2014 2:18pm CDT | Source: SportsGrid

It’d be one thing if Roger Goodell sucked at his job (please don’t suspend me, Anthem Media!) and was paid accordingly. But the NFL commissioner since 2006 has made an absolute killing in his short time as the unilateral decision maker for the league, raking in approximately $123 million in his first seven years on the job. For reference, note that only Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Julius Peppers and Drew Brees have made that much ...
Source: SportsGrid   Full article at: SportsGrid
 

 
Update
4

5 days ago

The Seattle Mariners 2014 postmortem

Sep 25 2014 2:01pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The Mariners made a spirited run, but unless there's delightful chaos over the last four games, they fell short. Let's assign blame. The Mariners, Royals, and A's all have four games left. The Mariners need to win all four and have both teams lose all four if they want to win the second wild card outright. They'll need to win all four and have one of the two other tea ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
3

1 week ago

Time has come for a proper World Cup of Hockey

Sep 23 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It’s probably enough to require a guy turn in his Canadian passport, but here goes: Mark me down as someone who would be pleased if NHL players no longer went to the Olympics, and instead played in a proper World Cup of Hockey. It’s no surprise that the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association would be moving toward a World Cup in 2016, as Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported earlier this summer and NHLPA hea ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
2

1 week ago

Time has come for a proper World Cup of Hockey

Sep 23 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It’s probably enough to require a guy turn in his Canadian passport, but here goes: Mark me down as someone who would be pleased if NHL players no longer went to the Olympics, and instead played in a proper World Cup of Hockey. It’s no surprise that the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association would be moving toward a World Cup in 2016, as Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported earlier this summer and NHLPA head Donald Fehr reportedly confirmed ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
1

1 week ago

Time has come for a proper World Cup of Hockey

Sep 23 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It’s probably enough to require a guy turn in his Canadian passport, but here goes: Mark me down as someone who would be pleased if NHL players no longer went to the Olympics, and instead played in a proper World Cup of Hockey. It’s no surprise that the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association would be moving toward a World Cup in 2016, as Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported earlier this summer and NHLPA head Donald Fehr reportedly confirmed at the IIHF Congress in Tene ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Asian Games: Indian men and women in semifinals
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian men and women's kabaddi teams made it to the semifinals of the 17th Asian Games after topping their respective groups here Tuesday.
 
 
Indian men paddlers in Asiad pre-quarters
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) Indian men paddlers advanced to the doubles pre-quarterfinals after winning their respective matches of the 17th Asian Games at the Suwon Gymnasium here Tuesday.
 
 
Asiad taekwondo: Latika, Jasvant lose in quarters
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) India's Latika Bhandari and Jasvant lost their taekwondo quarterfinal bouts at the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday.
 
 
Asiad medals elude Indian grapplers Tuesday
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) Indian grapplers returned empty handed Tuesday at the Asian Games as Krishankant Yadav lost his men's greco-roman (71 kg) category bronze medal match while two compatriots -- Ravinder Singh and Harpreet Singh -- also bowed out of competition at the Dowon Gymnasium here.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Hong Kong students threaten to occupy government offices
Hong Kong, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Student demonstrators have decided to step up their street protests and are planning to eventually take over and occupy government offices, leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US slaps sanctions on Pakistan-based terror groups
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) The US Tuesday targeted two terrorist groups based in Pakistan by slapping sanctions on their leader and financial supporters. The Department of Treasury branded Fazl-ur Rehman Khalil, the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Elton John performed at Neil Patrick Harris' wedding
Neil Patrick Harris has revealed Sir Elton John gave a surprise performance at his wedding. The 'Gone Girl' star tied the knot with his long-term partner David Burtka at a castle near Perugia in Italy on September 6 and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Molly Sims pregnant again
Molly Sims is pregnant with her second child. The model-and-actress has announced she is expecting another baby with her husband, film producer Scott Stuber, and she can't wait for their two-year-old son Brooks to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Sadie Frost says Kate Moss oozes 'sex'
Sadie Frost thinks Kate Moss ''radiates sex''. The 49-year-old actress-and-producer has been friends with the supermodel for decades and says her aura has an permanently erotic element to it. Speaking to the new issue...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Hamas wants Islamic state on all Palestinian lands: Official
Gaza, Sep 30 (IANS) A senior Hamas official announced Tuesday that his movement still believes in establishing an Islamic state on all the lands of Palestine. Mahmoud al-Zahar, the Hamas strongman, said in a ceremony...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Asian Games: Indian men and women in semifinals
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian men and women's kabaddi teams made it to the semifinals of the 17th Asian Games after topping their respective groups here Tuesday. The men's team, record six time champions, brushed...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Israeli settlers seize houses in east Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Sep 30 (IANS) Dozens of Jewish settlers, escorted by heavy police force, took over at least seven empty buildings in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in east Jerusalem Tuesday. The buildings are...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Indian men paddlers in Asiad pre-quarters
Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) Indian men paddlers advanced to the doubles pre-quarterfinals after winning their respective matches of the 17th Asian Games at the Suwon Gymnasium here Tuesday. First up, the pair of Achanta...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
IS releases third video of British hostage
Beirut, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical organisation has published a third video of British journalist and hostage John Cantlie in which he criticizes US President President Barack Obama's...
Read more on Politics Balla