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Silent majority speaking out

With leaders like John Smoltz calling for tougher policies, it's time for the union to get serious about steroids.

Originally Published: March 2, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

We know that the average baseball salary has climbed almost one-hundred fold in the last four decades, to about $2.5 million. We know that the players won every labor war before dueling the owners to a draw in 2002. We are supposed to believe the union is the strongest in any country, in any business.

So why the heck haven't the leaders of the all-powerful Players Association done more to protect its own members from steroids and the players who abuse them?

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