Tampa Bay Devil Rays outfielder Ãlex Sanchez became the first player suspended under MLBs new steroid testing policy. Sanchez will be suspended for 10 days starting today. In perhaps one of the dumbest plays I’ve seen in baseball since I retired from little league as the least successful rightfielder of all time (I don’t think I ever caught a fly ball out there), Sanchez blamed the test results on over the counter supplements and said he would fight the suspension.
My take? If you’re taking over the counter supplements that would cause a positive test result then you should skip the 10 day suspension and go straight to the second step punishment of 60 days based soley on stupidity.