Originally Posted by wolfboy
I think there's a difference between suggesting that Latin American players have an inherent predisposition to doping (moronic), and Latin American players have better access to PEDs (plausible). Of course, we have no idea who is using, who is using more than others, etc...
edit: NPR article from a few years back discussing the availability of steroids in the Dominican: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=101171968
another good article discussing steroid use in the Dominican: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2763194
Well, they keep on finding labs in the U.S. too. One question I have is whether those labs in exotic locales are making cutting edge cocktails that can beat detailed drug testing or just handing out juice that can get a kid noticed in the first place (which he then has to stop taking once he heads to the states).
If you're going to cheat and want to get away with it, then you've got to find the labs that are making scientific leaps, the ones that are steps ahead of the testing. Who those are and where those are, I couldn't begin to tell you.