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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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Poor nervous Chevy Guy giving the MVP trophy to Madison Bumgarner is nervous

Oct 29 2014 11:15pm CDT | Source: SBNation

We feel for you, Chevy Guy. We feel for you. Every time someone wins a trophy, some middle manager at a sponsor company gets to present somebody with an award. This is how sports work. We do not know why. However, we can't recall seeing somebody quite as shook as Chevy Guy. He stumbled and bumbled and sweated and said that the new Chevy Colorado has "technology and stuff." And everybody on Twitter made fun of him. Googling his name reveals he's a native Kansan, whi ...
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WATCH: Chevy guy bombs World Series presentation

Oct 29 2014 10:56pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

What an honor it must have been for Madison Bumgarner, after one of the great performances in the history of the World Series, to receive a new truck from Chevy REGIONAL ZONE MANAGER Rikk Wilde! With two K’s! Wilde’s performance did not quite capture the poise and composure of Bumgardner as he nervously fought his way through his presentation.  He even captured the spirit of American manufacturing by saying the Chevy Colorado (app ...
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The Fine Line Between Public and Private

Oct 29 2014 7:02am CDT | Source: uni watch

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was friends with Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, so Ventura was understandably devastated when he heard about Taveras’s death in a car accident on Sunday. I’m sorry for his loss (and for everyone else who knew Tavares), but I still wish he hadn’t written a big “RIP O.T #18″ memorial on his cap last night. I thought it looked unseemly, especially during the World Series. On Twitter last night, I didn’t say I thought the cap memorial looked unseemly. Inst ...
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Tampa’s relocation talks could be Montreal’s gain

Oct 27 2014 8:37am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Major League Baseball and Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg are too smart to not take advantage of the crisis created by Joe Maddon’s shocking departure as Rays manager, which I think means we’re about a year away from seeing the Rays notify baseball that they want to move. It’s no surprise that just hours after Maddon informed the Rays he was opting out of his contract with a year remaining – he is said to be seeking a fiv ...
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Tampa’s relocation talks could be Montreal’s gain

Oct 27 2014 8:37am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Major League Baseball and Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg are too smart to not take advantage of the crisis created by Joe Maddon’s shocking departure as Rays manager, which I think means we’re about a year away from seeing the Rays notify baseball that they want to move. It’s no surprise that just hours after Maddon informed the Rays he was opting out of his contract with a year remaining – he is said to be seeking a five-year, $ ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 days ago

Tampa’s relocation talks could be Montreal’s gain

Oct 27 2014 8:37am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Major League Baseball and Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg are too smart to not take advantage of the crisis created by Joe Maddon’s shocking departure as Rays manager, which I think means we’re about a year away from seeing the Rays notify baseball that they want to move. It’s no surprise that just hours after Maddon informed the Rays he was opting out of his contract with a year remaining – he i ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 days ago

Tampa’s relocation talks could be Montreal’s gain

Oct 27 2014 8:37am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Major League Baseball and Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg are too smart to not take advantage of the crisis created by Joe Maddon’s shocking departure as Rays manager, which I think means we’re about a year away from seeing the Rays notify baseball that they want to move. It’s no surprise that just hours after Maddon informed the Rays he was opting out of his contract with a year remaining – he is said to be seeking a five-yea ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 days ago

Tampa’s relocation talks could be Montreal’s gain

Oct 27 2014 8:37am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Major League Baseball and Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg are too smart to not take advantage of the crisis created by Joe Maddon’s shocking departure as Rays manager, which I think means we’re about a year away from seeing the Rays notify baseball that they want to move. It’s no surprise that just hours after Maddon informed the Rays he was opting out of his contract with a year remaining – he is said to be seeking a five-year, $25- ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 days ago

Rays relocation talks could be Montreal’s gain

Oct 27 2014 8:37am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Major League Baseball and Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg are too smart to not take advantage of the crisis created by Joe Maddon’s shocking departure as Rays manager, which I think means we’re about a year away from seeing the Rays notify baseball that they want to move. It’s no surprise that just hours after Maddon informed the Rays he was opting out of his contract with a year remaining – he is said to be seeking a five-year, $25-million ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 days ago

Tampa’s relocation talks could be Montreal’s gain

Oct 27 2014 8:37am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Major League Baseball and Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg are too smart to not take advantage of the crisis created by Joe Maddon’s shocking departure as Rays manager, which I think means we’re about a year away from seeing the Rays notify baseball that they want to move. It’s no surprise that just hours after Maddon informed the Rays he was opting out of his contract with a year remaining – he is said to be seeking a five-year, $25-million deal, and might sit out a year to do telev ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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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.

 

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