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More Biogenesis Suspensions Likely: What Will Happen Next?

The never-ending scandal surrounding the Major League Baseball(MLB) and illegal use of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and other steroids has once again resurfaced. Charge the mound: As recently as Tuesday morning, several less known but key players who were target of a massive federal investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration were charged with federal drug conspiracy. […]

List of Biogensis Baseball Players

The Biogenesis steroids scandal is sure to bring several long suspensions for very well-known athletes According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, here is known list of clients from Major League Baseball: Ryan Braun, Brewers Everth Cabrera, Padres Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays Francisco Cervelli, Yankees Bartolo Colon, Athletics Nelson Cruz, Rangers Fautino de los Santos, Free […]

Brewers’ Ryan Braun Suspended 65 Games Over Biogenesis Steroids Scandal

Brewers superstar outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended the entire rest of the season and playoffs — 65 regular season games — for violating baseball’s substance abuse policy due to his ties to the Biogenesis scandal. Braun is the first of what could be several major leaguers that may face long suspensions, including Alex Rodriguez, […]

Roger Clemens Gets Not Guilty Verdict at Trial

In what may be the final chapter of the famed Steroid Era in Major League Baseball, former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens was found not guilty on six counts Monday in his perjury trial. The jury returned their verdict after just 10 hours of deliberation. The 49-year-old Clemens was accused of perjury, making false statements […]

Despite Winning Appeal, Ryan Braun Still Guilty

Ryan Braun is still a cheater. Whatever independent arbitrator Shyam Das might say, nothing will change Braun’s urine testing positive for synthetic testosterone, and a lot of it at that. And until someone conclusively accounts for that, Braun will remain a steroid-user, his name forever smeared with the b.s. he’s spoon-fed the media since his […]

Ryan Braun Should Keep MVP Despite Positive Steroids Test

Last Saturday night, the news broke that National League MVP Ryan Braun failed a performance-enhancing drug test in October. This dramatic truth revealed is devastating for MLB, which seemed to be beginning truly moving past the “Steroids Era” that began in the early 90′s. Braun is an established superstar of the game, arguably the very […]

Judge Declares Mistrial in Roger Clemens’ Perjury Case

Let’s face it: we’re all pretty sure Roger Clemens took some form of performance-enhancing drugs. But for you lawyers out there who don’t rule in the court of public opinion, Clemens is innocent until proven guilty, and the fact that he actually lied about taking steroids has to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. As […]

Did Manny Ramirez Cost Himself A Call to the Hall of Fame?

October 27, 2004. That was the night. Euphoria spilling through the streets of Boston, the dream had come true. The Red Sox, after 86 years, had finally won the World Series and on the back of World Series MVP Manny Ramirez. As Red Sox Nation watched Manny sprint in joyously to the infield to celebrate […]

Manny Ramirez Retires From Baseball

Manny Ramirez will not see the Red Sox when the Rays come to town next week. Why? Manny has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball in an apparent response to news that he failed a steroid test in spring training. “Ramirez tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug during spring training and was recently informed […]

Roger Clemens Pleads Not Guilty in Perjury Case

Have you ever said something so much you believed it? Like that time you told your parents you got a B+ on that algebra test when you failed it? Then, when you got your grade at the end of the term, you were surprised to see that you had a C in the course despite […]

Roger Clemens Indicted: Will He Go to Jail?

Roger Clemens can run but he won’t be hiding. In this case, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner is actually running toward a major league problem. Clemens, 48, was charged with three counts of making false statements, two counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice in regard to  his testimony during the […]

Baseball’s Power Outage

While most of the headlines since Jose Canseco’s revelations in Juiced have been reserved for steroids, amphetamines have long been influential in baseball, if a little less glamorous in the media. Part of this, as ESPN’s Mark Kreidler said when the ban was first discussed, is because “amphetamines are so old school that many observers […]

Did Ainge and Savard Make Boston Look Dirty?

For anyone hoping to garnish some good will in a sports nation that has all but fallen in love with hating us, you can forget it. Between Marc Savard “biting” Dan Carcillo during a post-whistle scuffle in Game 2 of the Bruins-Flyers series, and Danny Ainge tossing a towel in the air to distract Cleveland […]

Mark McGwire Steroids Confession: My Personal Response

Dear Mark McGwire, I would just like to say that I feel sorry for you. I felt sorry when you tried to hide behind your microphone during the 2005 hearings. Now, I feel sorry that even when you try to admit to your wrongdoings, you are still in denial. We already knew you took steroids, […]

SoB Story of the Year: MLB’s Steroids Scandal

A lot of what we do at Sports of Boston relies on big stories during the year. We create the articles so that major topics can be scrutinized, debated, and/or praised. 2009 was no different as there were many major sports stories that garnered tons of local attention, and national attention as well. Last year’s […]