Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/31/13
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Matt Holliday feels very strongly about players disrespecting the game On Wednesday I was driving home and was listening to Matt Holliday who was a guest on SiriusXM MLB Network Radio, with Cliff Floyd and Mike Ferrin. Holliday was discussing the issue of PED use in baseball, and gave his thoughts about increasing the penalties for players who are caught using. Here were Holliday’s suggestion. First positive test:162 game suspension (one full season), without pay. Second positive test: Suspended indefinitely, lifetime goes into effect. Give players the ability to apply for reinstatement after two years of second positive test result. After hearing this it got me to wondering if this idea of his is too harsh or is it just right? Is there really a penalty that is too harsh, especially for getting busted a second time? Afterward, hosts Mike Ferrin and Cliff Floyd had a lively and substantive discussion about MLB dishing out lifetime bans. Both agreed that a lifetime ban after a first...
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