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Sanchez's suspension not horrible for the game

Though it came at an inopportune time, the suspension of Alex Sanchez for steroid use isn't a bad thing for baseball.

Originally Published: April 3, 2005
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

NEW YORK -- On one hand, the announcement of Alex Sanchez's suspension could not come at a worse time, obscuring an Opening Day that was supposed to be all about the Red Sox and Yankees.

But maybe that's the way baseball needs it anyway. Bud Selig, the commissioner, insisted at the March 17 congressional hearing that the sport's new steroid testing system was a great improvement, and that merely time was needed to show that it works. Now the first cheater has been caught; no one can say ...

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