February 7 in Baseball History

February 7, 2009

“The Sports Illustrated website reports Alex Rodriguez is one of the 104 players who tested positive for steroids in 2003. The testing, which was intended only to determine the extent of steroid use by players at the time, revealed the Ranger shortstop was using Primobolan, an anabolic substance.”

A-Rod?!?  At this point there’s probably not too many players I’d be surprised about getting popped for PED use, but this was a shock for me.  I always think about how football basically looks at this sort of thing as a normal course of business, while baseball takes it seriously for the (always subjective) “integrity of the game.”