As Sean Forman pointed out the other day, baseball gets much more PED scrutiny from the media than other sports. When Sports Illustrated broke the story about a new steroid ring linked to baseball, football, and other sports, baseball got the most coverage.
Since that time the NBA has had its own mini-scandal that hasn’t garnered much attention. Lindsey Hunter of the Detroit Pistons tested positive for using a banned substance found in diet pills, and received a 10-game suspension. Let’s compare this to John Rocker, who has been accused of taking HGH, and he hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2003.
I don’t know whether this is good news or bad news for MLB.