Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
Testing One, Testing Two
2004-03-05 08:13
by Alex Belth
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Nomar Garciaparra has some reservations about the accuracy of the random drug tests that major league ballplayers will undergo this season. Garciaparra is unusually outspoken about the steroid scandal:

"People don't realize that testing isn't infallible," he said. "What are you going to do when you get a false positive? What are they going to do when a guy is getting accused and then realize, `Oh, well, oops, we messed up'? Are they going to go back and try to restore the guy's name and reputation or are they just going to accept the fact that the guy's reputation and name are ruined?"

..."Now, all of a sudden, we have names," Garciaparra said. "I don't know where the anonymity is. When you see that, how are we supposed to trust anybody with anything like that? How am I supposed to go in there now and agree to a drug test when you tell me one thing and it's not true?"

Also, be sure and stop by Dodger Thoughts to get Jon Weisman's thoughtful take on the steroid story.

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