Nomah chimes in with an odd take on the 103 names:
"It's just this list that was supposed to be anonymous," Garciaparra
said. "And if that was a mess and it's not anonymous, then how much can
you believe it? It was a joke, if you really know the way we went
through it. It was supposed to be anonymous, and now it's not? Then
what is and what isn't? It's unfortunate."
The infielder, who
spent seven and a half years with the Red Sox between 1996 and 2003,
expressed extreme dissatisfaction with the idea that names from the
list are slowly but surely being leaked.
Garciaparra cast doubt
on the method employed to obtain the 103 names on the list, suggesting
that some players opted not to take the test in order to purposely fail
the test. The players assumed that doing so would increase the number
of positive tests and therefore require PED testing throughout
"There were literally guys who said, 'I'm not taking
it. Go ahead and put me positive because I want the number to be above
[the requirement to warrant steroid testing in baseball],' because they
wanted steroid testing," he said.
He said that now, those
players will look like they tested positive for steroid when, in fact,
they essentially lied in order to implement steroid testing where it
I spent all of ninth grade not doing homework because I wanted my teachers to implement a stricter homework policy. I played Warrant really loud in my room because I wanted everyone outside to hear it so they would spread the word about how awful Warrant was. I stand in the doorway of subway cars because I want to emphasize how dickish a move that is so that others will not follow my lead. I have severe coffee breath because I want others to know that halitosis is a serious problem that affects those close to them.
Who knows? Maybe this is true. And maybe we should move on. The Truth is not coming out anytime soon.
h/t rootbeerfloat for the link