Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols dropped a defamation lawsuit against Jack Clark on Monday after Clark issued a statement retracting his previous comments alleging that Pujols had used performance-enhancing drugs.
As rumors swirl that Major League Baseball is close to dispensing punishment in the Biogenesis case, the head of the Players Association said it's possible the players involved will not serve their penalties until the 2014 season.
Frank Thomas was ahead of the curve as a critic of baseball's steroid culture as a slugging first baseman with the Chicago White Sox in the 1990s. Now that he's on the verge of the Hall of Fame, that attitude hasn't changed.
Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were voted into the Hall of Fame, and they deserve induction, but what was equally clear after the ballots were counted was that steroids cloud now firmly hovers over Cooperstown.
Players Association founder Marvin Miller defends the baseball union's conduct and accuses the federal government and major drug testing bodies of engaging in a "witch hunt" against prominent athletes.
General manager Jon Daniels, who was an assistant GM with the Rangers in 2003, told The Dallas Morning News that the notion of Alex Rodriguez using steroids during that season "was not a topic of conversation."
Commissioner Bud Selig believes that Major League Baseball has done an effective job of getting steroid use under control. He calls the drug policy currently in place "the toughest program in American sports today."