´╗┐Mike Trout wants players caught using steroids andPEDs thrown out of baseball for life
Mike Trout wants players caught using steroids andPEDs thrown out of baseball for life Trout is in New York Monday night with the Angels for the first of a four game series against the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez, who's currently appealing his 211 game ban for PED use. BY Stephen LorenzoLorenzo cheap authentic Bills jerseys
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Published: Monday, August 12, 2013, 3:31 PM
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Andrew Theodorakis/New York Daily News Mike Trout visits the Empire State Building before facing Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees Monday night.
In the wake of his 211 game suspension last week, Alex Rodriguez is quickly finding out who among his baseball peers would not join him in a foxhole.
Including, emphatically, last year's AL Rookie of the Year, Mike Trout.
"To me, personally, I think you should be out of the game if you get caught," Trout said Monday on WFAN radio. "It takes away from the guys that are working hard every day and doing it all natural."
Trout seemed to be taking a subtle shot at Rodriguez, the lone player linked to the Biogenesis drug scandal who appealed his punishment. Twelve other players linked to the case received 50 game suspensions on the same day as A Rod's discipline, but did not contest. Former NL MVP Ryan Braun earlier accepted a 65 game ban.
Trout's comments are the latest salvo from a growing group of former and current players frustrated by the PED issue and its impact on America's pastime.
Friday, Tigers All Star pitcher Max Scherzer told the Daily News that he thinks "the overwhelming theme among players is to have stiffer penalties" for drug cheats, although he wouldn't elaborate. "We're looking as a union to explore more avenues to get rid of the loopholes within the Joint Drug Agreement," Scherzer said. "The worst thing to do is negotiate through the media. This is actually a real thing that's on the bargaining tabletable cheap authentic Bills jerseys free shipping
that will be discussed at great lengths with MLB and the Players Association."
Even baseball's hit king, Pete Rose, stirred up controversy over the weekend when he said during an interview with Pittsburgh's KDKA radio that he should have picked a different vice than the one that got him banned from the game for life in 1989 gambling on the game.
Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News Alex Rodriguez and other steroid cheats should be given lifetime bans, Mike Trout says.
"And of course with all this steroid talk and the 12 guys being suspended and A Rod appealing,appealing, cheap Bills jersey
they want my input because I'm suspended for life. I made mistakes. I can't whine about it. I'm the one that messed up and I'm payingpaying cheap china Bills jerseys free shipping
the consequences," said Rose. "I should have picked alcohol. I should have picked drugs or I should have picked up beating up my wife or girlfriend because if you do those three, you get a second chance. Wilson. our player rep about it," Trout said of the Biogenesis suspensions.
Asked if it was important for young players like him to set an example, Trout agreed and added that players "get tested every day or week. Young guys like me, (Bryce) Harper, (Manny) Machado, (Yasiel) Puig, guys that go
out there, play hard. It's good for the game."
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