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Saturday, March 05, 2005

mlb- Steroid Use Drops

Major League Baseball is missing the boat by not including testing for the human growth hormone. Athletes are staying one step ahead of the testing. At least this is a step in the right direction.
from espn, The number of positive tests for steroids in major league baseball dropped to between 1 to 2 percent last season, commissioner Bud Selig said Saturday, and he predicted the elimination of the drug from the sport this year. The new figures, based on just under 1,200 tests, compare with 5 to 7 percent positive results in 2003, the first season that major league players were tested. Selig said the test results "startled me and a lot of other people." "I am very confident that we will effectively rid our sport of steroids in this coming season," he said at a news conference