Originally Posted by M2
And it's the same story the New York Times sports editor later admitted he shouldn't have printed because he couldn't verify that the sources weren't just looking to stir the poop. There's even a question about whether the samples were specifically labeled from that test (e.g. what the sources claimed was Sosa might just be Chicago Cub #3). What got printed was innuendo dressed up as fact. No one's ever been able to verify or add to the allegation on Sosa, and I'll guarantee it's not for lack of trying. Sad that one shoddy piece of reporting is enough to bury a guy.
Meanwhile Pearlman has Piazza using roids straight from the horse's mouth and Bagwell square inside the nexus of one of the dirtiest clubhouses in the majors.
Ultimately all of that adds up to bupkis. You can spend all day drilling homes through those allegations. What's happening is the shaky allegation attached to Sosa is treated as airtight while the shaky allegations on Piazza and Bagwell are considered shaky.
You have a source for the admission of the editor?
Sosa was named in the Grimsley affidavit for amphetamine usage. And he was nailed dead to rights on corking his bat. Lots of smoke.