Dirty days for baseball

Today saw two blockbuster revelations for Major League Baseball. The first, and most devastating, are the reports that St. Louis Cardinals feel-good-comeback-player-man-of-the-year Rick Ankiel (allegedly)...

Today saw two blockbuster revelations for Major League Baseball. The first, and most devastating, are the reports that St. Louis Cardinals feel-good-comeback-player-man-of-the-year Rick Ankiel (allegedly) received a 12-month supply of Human Growth Hormone in 2004 from a shady distributor in Florida. HGH is now banned as a performance enhancer, although it wasn't at the time; still, much of the sheen has now evaporated from Ankiel.

Then, later in the day, Sports Illustrated reported via an anonymous source that Troy Glaus, slugging third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays, "received multiple shipments of performance-enhancing steroids through an allegedly illegal internet distribution network" between 2003 and 2004.

The only way this could leave MLB looking good is if the leaks are coming from inside MLB's front office. But then again, that's a shady way to play ball. This is just more mud on the game.

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