Stiffening PED penalties
Would players consider lifetime bans or voiding of contracts?
Let's have a warm hand, ladies and gentlemen, for Jared Michael "Skip" Schumaker. He spoke the two words this week we never thought we'd hear a baseball player utter:
"Lifetime … ban."
Was it really enough, the Dodgers' utility dynamo wondered, for Ryan Braun to lose a mere $3.2 million, of a $150 million contract, for his crime against baseball? Was it really enough for him to sacrifice 65 games of an already lost season?
And the conclusion Skip Schumaker came to was ...
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