The Baseball Writers’ Association of America revealed the results of their Hall of Fame vote this afternoon. Three former MLB players earned induction into this year’s Hall of Fame class.
Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez received more than the 75% threshold to earn induction. Bagwell and Raines have been on the ballot for quite awhile, but Pudge earned his election on his first time on the ballot.
There were plenty of players that fell short of the 75% threshold and one player surprised most people by falling short of receiving 5% of the vote to stay on the ballot.
Major League Baseball’s drug testing program is considered one of the best in professional sports, and the punishment for failed drug tests have been severe. Since the implementation of the program, there have been fewer failed drug tests in the league because players don’t want to risk getting suspended for a season. While home run numbers are down, the game is still exciting and baseball betting lines haven’t been affected.
When the program started, there were some skeptics of the program who felt the only players that would be suspended for a long time were the marginal players that don’t have much of an impact on the team. Continue reading →
It finally happened. According to a report by ESPN and Yahoo!, Major League Baseball will announce that 12 players will accept suspensions linked to Biogenesis scandal. There is one glaring admission, Alex Rodriguez.
The list of players to receive 50-game suspensions are those who agreed to not appeal their suspensions.
The list is full of players already reported to be linked to the Biogenesis scandal and a few that weren’t as prominently reported.
The list below are players who will start serving their suspensions right away. Continue reading →
MLB officially suspended Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun for the remainder of the 2013 season. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who’s surprised by this announcement.
Braun failed a drug test after his NL MVP 2011 season, but avoided the mandatory 50-game suspension due to the mishandling of his urine sample. This did not sit well with the MLB. Since then, one could say that MLB has been on a witch hunt in an attempt to find evidence to suspend him.
The Miami-area Biogenesis clinic was the smoking gun the MLB needed to suspend Braun and potentially up to 20 other players.
Which MLB players are allegedly on the Biogenesis client list? We list the players below. Continue reading →
The Denver Broncos could be without their All-Pro linebacker to start the 2013 season. Von Miller is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy. He is currently appealing the suspension.
The suspension may not be what you think it’s for.
George Atallah, spokesman for the NFL Player’s Association said the union was working with Miller on his appeal. He then went on Twitter and said, “I can also confirm that Von’s case does not involve the Steroids and Related Substances Policy.”