We are no longer in the steroid age of baseball.
That spot on the timeline of America’s Pastime has long since passed.
We no longer see players hit 70 home runs in a season.
Yet, there are still major league players who obviously think they can get away with taking performance enhancing substances, even though they always deny knowingly taking the substances.
That might be true in a case here and there, but every one?
I don’t buy it.
Last week, Major League Baseball issued an 80 game suspension to Marlins 2nd baseman Dee Gordon after he tested positive for two banned drugs.
Chris Colabello of the Blue Jays was also given 80 games for testing positive.
Now Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin has been given an 80 game ban after he tested positive for a banned substance.
He is the sixth big leaguer this season to be suspended under MLB’s substance abuse policy.
Ravin says he took a supplement after getting the flu/strep throat this spring and claims he didn’t notice the supplements contained a banned substance.
He spent 10 years in the minors before making his big league debut last season.
At that level, wouldn’t you want to know every little microbe that is going into your body?
These guys are either telling the truth… or just really naive.