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Major League Baseball Statement on 2003 Steroids List

In response to David Ortiz’s press conference Saturday and a statement released by the MLBPA, Major League Baseball’s front office released their own statement about the 2003 survey test results:

“Major League Baseball does not possess the list of names and is unable to assess the accuracy of leaks relating to individual names. The continued leaks related to the 2003 survey test results are in direct violation of court orders.

“However, it should be pointed out that the names on the list, which was prepared by the federal government and not by anyone associated with our Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, are subject to uncertainties with regard to the test results. There are more names on the government list (104) than the maximum number of positives that were recorded under the 2003 program (96). And, as the Mitchell Report made clear, some of the 96 positives were contested by the union.

“Given the uncertainties inherent in the list, we urge the press and the public to use caution in reaching conclusions based on leaks of names, particularly from sources whose identities are not revealed.”

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    Posted by MLB Player’s Union Statement on 2003 Steroids List | Sports of Boston | August 8, 2009, 12:56 pm
  2. [...] to step in? They called Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmiero, Curt Shilling, and Commissioner Bud Selig in front of a panel that included current Vice-President Joe Biden, who went on a rant about [...]

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