Posted by edsortails on 8/5/2013 6:17:00 PM (view original):
it seems from the wording of it that he can play until Thursday whether he appeals or not
looking at this list, is it really only Latino players that cheat in today's game? Hispanic Witch Hunt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First, I think a larger proportion of Latino players do use PEDs. They're easier to get in Latin countries, and a lot of these guys started using to help get themselves out of the poorer places they came from and into the United States. That's not to say high school athletes in this country aren't using a great deal of PEDs as well, and it's widespread domestically without a doubt, but somewhat less ubiquitous.
Second, and more importantly, it's perfectly reasonable to think that one or two Latino players could get in touch with one particular supplier and then clue their buddies into it. Again, this is not universal, but guys who are native Spanish speakers tend to hang out with each other in the clubhouse preferentially. Hell, people of the same race, even if they're all of US origin and native English speakers, will at least tend to congregate with one another moreso than people of other races. I'm sure you know that to be true, not just in baseball but all facets of society. So is it really unreasonable to think that via largely Latino-driven networks this one particular supplier could be supplying primarily those players, while other guys who haven't been found are supplying the white guys?