06.17.09 9 years ago 6 Comments

You’re not gonna believe this, but Sammy Sosa tested positive for the juicy juice. Sosa’s positive result from the baseball’s 2003 “practice” round of testing was leaked to the New York Timesby “lawyers with knowledge of the drug-testing results from that year.” Why the hell are all of these old tests from 2003 suddenly trickling out to the public?

for reasons never made completely clear, the test results were not destroyed by the players union and the 104 positives were subsequently seized by federal agents on the West Coast investigating matters related to the distribution of drugs to athletes.

The union immediately filed court papers alleging that the agents had illegally seized the tests, and over the past six years judges at various levels of the federal court system have been weighing whether the government can keep them. An 11-judge panel in California is preparing to rule in the case, but regardless of its verdict, the losing side is expected to appeal to the United States Supreme Court.

Wow, I don’t know if the game will ever recover from this. Even after this flunked steroid test and the corked bat exploding in 2003, nothing was worse than him bringing a translator to Congress in 2005. He speaks English! And that translator couldn’t stop him from Palmeiro-ing, either. Congress trying to bring “integrity” back to baseball. How laughable is that…

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