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05/11/09

Steroid All Stars

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All World All Sports

-Digger's Daily-

News of Manny Ramirez 50 game suspension and release of an ARod tell all book reignited baseball's steroids saga. So, I decided to have a little fun by assembling some of the games most famous abusers by position. Here's my Steroids All Stars (note: some players may not have been proven guilty, most "suspected" abusers).

First Team
Catcher: Ivan Rodriguez
1st Base: Mark McGwire
2nd Base: Brian Roberts
3rd Base: Alex Rodriguez
Short Stop: Miguel Tejada
Left Field: Barry Bonds
Center Field: Lenny Dykstra
Right Field: Sammy Sosa
Designated Hitter: Jose Canseco
Starting Pitcher: Roger Clemens
Closer: Eric Gagne

2nd Team
Catcher: Benito Santiago
1st Base: Rafael Palmeiro
2nd Base: Chuck Knoblauch
3rd Base: Matt Williams
Short Stop: Mike Lansing
Left Field: Gary Sheffield
Center Field: Rondell White
Right Field: Juan Gonzalez
Designated Hitter: Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher: Kevin Brown
Closer: John Rocker

ESPN commentator and former MVP/All Star Joe Morgan stated his personal disbelief regarding how steroid usage spread like wild fire throughout baseball. He questioned how players who were clean never spoke up loud enough for the league to take notice of what was happening in every major league clubhouse. In most cases, players taking steroids saw their statistics improve leading to bigger salaries. As players challenged and broke decades old records they were financially rewarded. Gate receipts increased around the league. New stadiums were financed with taxpayer dollars. Television contracts spiked to record revenues. How much did clean players suffer financially? How can they ever be thought of as clean and playing by the rules. This has become one of the biggest guilty by association scandals ever.

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