World Series MVP Mike Lowell is willing to give blood if that’s what it takes to be tested for human growth hormone. But only if the test is 100 percent accurate. Not 99 percent.
"If it’s 99 percent accurate, that’s going to be seven false positives," the Red Sox third baseman said Thursday before the annual dinner of the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. "Ninety-three percent is 70 guys. That’s almost three whole rosters.
"You’re destroying someone’s reputation. What if one of the false positives is Cal Ripken? Doesn’t it put a black mark on his career?"
Easy to forget now that Lowell was one of the prime steroid suspects after he crashed and burned in 2005. As always, his candor is refreshing. Truly one of the class acts in sports.