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August 08, 2006

Daniel McCutchen

From a mlb.com press release:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees Minor League player Daniel McCutchen has been suspended for 50 games, effective immediately, for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

McCutchen, a pitcher, was the 404th overall pick in the draft this summer.

A first impression is a lasting impression. Looks like the kid has gotten himself a label that he's going to have to live with for a while. Pretty stupid.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at August 8, 2006 03:55 PM

Comments

goin to a game this weekend... my girlfriend wants to go early to see if she can get autographs. if the games at 1, what time do you think players arrive?

Posted by: Jay D [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 8, 2006 08:17 PM

Could be as early as 10 am.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 8, 2006 11:27 PM

As for your comments earlier about Daniel McCutchen, you should know that he tested positive for Adderall, which is prescribed for ADD to children as young as 3 years old, and he just didn't have his prescription turned in before hand. The same amphetamine is present in over the counter pills. They just changed the rules and now everyone has the same punishment of 50 games even if they did NOT take any kind of steroids like in Daniel's case. If you knew Daniel and his character you would know how hard he has worked to get to where he is today and that he would never do anything illegal. The press just made things sound a lot worse than they are. The papers who said it was steroids have already made retractions and appoloigized for their mistakes.

Posted by: Sarah [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 19, 2006 11:16 PM