Originally Posted by BungleBengals
I know this is a Bleacher Report article, but I found it to be pretty well written. I do not think there is one 'right' answer to the PED punishments argument, but I like that Pete is trying to convince the guys to own up to it.
On the radio last night or this morning, I heard that there are probably more clinics out there. This was one that just happened to be caught in Miami.
I think Pete should be allowed to talk to incoming rookies and minor leaguers about cheating and what it does.
I am sure his playing style as a player will encourage young players to be adaptable like Pete was and to give it all you got. What makes it more special is that they can realize at the same time what can happen to 'cheaters.' Since most of the PED users caught recently have been minor leaguers, I think this solution would be effective.
At the end of the article there is a YouTube clip from Pete's otherwise awful show, 'Hits and Mrs' which I only watched one episode, but I think what Pete says in the clip is relavent today. Pete owns up to what he did and encourages guys to man up and admit it.
He didn't cheat, he broke the rules about gambling, plus he didn't "Man up" for about two decades and only when he came in the guise of being attached to his book.
Maybe MLB should show that episode of his reality show to show what can happen to you if you make bad decisions in life?
They can bookend it with his underwear commercial and the furniture store one with the stupid hat.
Now that would be an effective scared straight segment