The list of baseball players who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in the supposedly anonymous steroids survey of 2003 is now down to 97 with David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez being ousted as part of the Gang of 104. It is now considered that some more names will come out, in bunches or individually, to clear their names from the dark clouds of steroid controversy surrounding the spirit of the game of baseball.
The remaining 97 positives, active or not, should be running to the nearest podium to call a news conference and admit guilt. Coming clean rather than being exposed is the best route to navigate the court of public opinion. See: Pettitte, Andy – or, conversely, Clemens, Roger.
Sure, they could gamble that their names would remain private, as the athletes were guaranteed six years ago. But that’s not going to happen, is it? So here’s a cheat sheet (apt phrase) that players can use to cop a plea in an attempt to get ahead of this slowly chugging freight train of a story.
Sporting bodies and fans are now having a big sigh of relief after it was found that the number of accused baseball players is on a reducing spree. It is worthwhile to note that steroid controversy had damaged the spirit of baseball, especially after the steroids survey of 2003.
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