According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, MLB sent out a memo to warn players that sexual enhancement pills sold at gas stations could lead to positive PED tests. At least two players this year were reportedly suspended and claimed it was a result of unregulated, over-the-counter products. SI Now’s Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell unpack the league’s unique drug testing development.
USA Today columnist Bob Nightengale’s piece reported some disgruntled takes from some baseball greats like Goose Gossage, Pete Rose, Lou Pinella and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Gossage summed it up best saying, “I can’t watch these games anymore. “It’s not baseball. It’s unwatchable. A lot of the strategy of the game, the beauty of the game, it’s all gone.” With analytics running the sport and a drop in attendance, SI Now hosts Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell weigh in on the Hall of Famer’s comments.
After the New York Yankees lost 19-5 to the Cleveland Indians last week, Yankees manager Aaron Boone suggested that he would support a mercy rule to inhibit the possibility of position players pitching. SI Now hosts Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell debate if a mercy rule would work in MLB.