Word is they begin testing this spring training but I’m really not sure what that tangibly means.
I gotta believe now that steroids are banned the vast majority of ball players are taking HGH. After all why wouldn’t they? I certainly would.
If my teammates, my opponents and the guys behind me pushing for my spot are all getting bigger & stronger than I don’t really have a choice, right?
So will everyone immediately just stop taking HGH all at once? I find that hard to believe.
Will MLB begin announcing an embarrassing string of dozens of players testing positive for HGH? No way. The powers that be would never let that happen. There’s too much at stake brand reputation wise.
The reason they’re testing for HGH is to protect their brand longterm. It certainly isn’t any noble cause by Selig.
So wouldn’t it stand to reason baseball will cover up or take some measures to prevent 30-40 players turning up positive and getting 50 game suspensions?
It’ll be interesting to see what happens, or doesn’t happen, but BMF will be watching with a very skeptical eye.