...for here comes the steroid news.
A pharmacy in Orlando was raided today as part of an investigation into allegations of illegal prescriptions of performance-enhancing drugs. The Albany Times Union is reporting that some of the company's customers included current MLB players:
NFL and amateur players were also suspected of purchasing drugs, but that a professional baseball player was mentioned is going to get the headlines thanks to the BALCO case. Matthews recently signed a lucrative contract with the LA Angels after having a career year in 2006.
Gary Sheffield, never shy to voice his opinion on anything, declared that he wouldn't participate in MLB's steroid investigation:
"If this was legitimate and they did it the right way, it would be different. But this a witch hunt. They're just trying to collect a lot of stuff that doesn't make any sense and throw the (expletive) against the wall."
Let's face it - baseball has a serious credibility problem regarding performance-enhancing drugs. They did enact more a more stringent testing program, but that isn't going to whitewash the past. The investigation hasn't been proceeding well at all thanks mostly to a lack of cooperation from both sides. It seems both sides just want this to go away, but it isn't going to happen. Not now.