2003 MLB Steroid List Leaked?

Jun 30, 2009

There is a rumor going around the net that the 2003 MLB steroid list has been revealed.  I will not perpetuate the rumor by sharing the names.  If you want to know who’s on the supposed list, it can easily be googled.  I will admit that there were some names on there that surprised me.  I suspect there will be denials, but unless they are accompanied with a lawsuit, they don’t have a lot of bite in my mind.  I hope this rumor is quickly dismissed.  None of the names, including Sammy or A-Rod should have been released.  Not when the test subjects were taking them anonymously.  That goes against everything our country stands for.  Just so we’re clear, I am not pro-steroid use.  I don’t condone it or endorse it.  I think they cheated the game, and it’s something the players will have to live with.  Releasing these names though, cheats the legal sytem.

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10 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Larry
    June 30th, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    I am not sure if this as the true list, But I must say really not one of those names really surprise me.
    Also noticed that there was more players on a team (8) that their fans are saying the Yankees cheated than the Yankees (7) were on there, Not to mention team that team..Boston Red Sox
    Oops I didn’t say that.
    Now saying all of this and the feeling we both have about steroid users,
    This test was only to see what persentage of players were using, my question is, and I am going to put in CAPS
    WHY WAS THERE NAMES ATTACHED TO THE SAMPLES?
    This was only to see if more than 5% of player tested positive,
    Donald Fehr and the union really dropped the ball on this whole issue.

  2. Andy S
    June 30th, 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    I read the list and I was not really shocked by any of the names on there except for 2. I will not rehash them because this is still unconfirmed, but if it is true then Red Sox fans should shut their traps about the whole tainted title BS. If this list is true, then there are more Sox players on there than Yankees players.

    I have to agree with Larry, though. The union really dropped the ball on this one. NO names should have been attached to the samples. I hope that the real list does get released though, since A-rod and Sammy should not be taking the heat alone for this.

  3. Larry
    June 30th, 2009 at 8:14 pm #

    Sorry, I kinda of took a Cheap Shot at the Sox,

  4. Larry
    June 30th, 2009 at 8:24 pm #

    A Reason this may be a bogus list
    From http://www.Deadspin.com, One name missing is Jason Grimsley who I believe admitted he used

    http://deadspin.com/5304675/why-the-new-alleged-steroids-list-is-a-crock

  5. LestersLegends
    June 30th, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

    I’m a Sox fan and anyone who says the Yankees’ titles are tainted cause of steroids needs a reality check. It was league wide.

  6. LestersLegends
    June 30th, 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    Lary, if I remember correctly Grimsley was into HGH, which wouldn’t come up in a test.

  7. Frank
    July 1st, 2009 at 6:31 am #

    Although the list may be accurate, I prefer your method of not perpetuating rumors. Thanks for taking the high road!

  8. LestersLegends
    July 1st, 2009 at 6:59 am #

    I wouldn’t even have wrote about this, but I wanted to go on record stating that I did not appreciate the names being leaked.

  9. Rad
    July 1st, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    Hey Lester, I agree with you that it goes against our standards as a Nation to have these names leaked in this way, and like Frank I appreciate you taking the high road.

    The only problem I have is that this list is in the hands of a few people at this point and they will continue to trickle names out little by little and keep this issue alive for years after it has long been dealt with. I would prefer if the MLBPA actually came out and released the list together with MLB and eal with the consequences (if the players agree to this of course). There was a major mistake made by attaching names to samples, there is nothing we can do about that huge blunder, we can however deal with how the information is presented to the public. I’m getting a little tired of reporters gaining fame because they can give us “a big name” on the list. It’s a tough call but I think MLB should be the one to give us this info and not leave it in the hands of the media to control the situation. Sorry for the long comment

  10. LestersLegends
    July 1st, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    love the comment. great point. I agree I’d rather have it all at once like ripping off a band-aid quickly than have it leaked inch by inch at a time

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