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Dominican Web Site Has Complete “Steroid List”; Is It Real or a Hoax?

Posted on September 03, 2009 by Mike Brangwynne

syringeTo be honest, I’m not very sure how legit this is or who this person’s source is, but the Spanish language web site has had on its site since late June an article that  includes a list of 103 major league baseball players that are supposedly names on the infamous “Steroid List”

Personally I hope it is the list and we can finally know the players in the “steroid era” that have tested positive in the past. This would end all the stupid steroid speculation on the list and end all of the he said/she said rumors of who is on the list and who isn’t.

Most of this list doesn’t really surprise me and since it is a list out of the Dominican Republic (where many of the known steroids users are from) I would not be surprised at all if this list was accurate.

However, since it has been in circulation with all 103 names (the only complete list that I have heard of) for some time without receiving much publicity in the United States, it is hard to tell if it hasn’t been reported on because it is believed to be inaccurate or if it just has not been seen by the main stream media.

Baseball has taken quite a hit that keeps on coming back up due to more and more names being released through reputable American media sources.

In my opinion we need to release this list for all to see so that this trend doesn’t continue as every time it does it hurts the game. I’m not sure what the penalty would be for Major League Baseball if they released the list but in the agreement players that tested positive can’t be punished games or anything for their inclusion on the list.

The article and complete list can be found HERE.

Here is a very rough English translation of the article using Babel Fish:
“True wasps’s nest has risen in Republic Dominican by list presented/displayed by vestibule, in that they appear the names of the players that presumably gave positives in tested by the Great Leagues in 2003, to detect the steroid use in the baseball. Of that list of 103 positives only the names of two were developing: Alex Rodriguez and Sammy Sosa, but now is offered completes, with the presumed positives.

On the telephones of the sport writing of hundreds of calls of readers interested in knowing the list have been received. is a publication in English, that when publishing the list clarifies that it is unofficial. The publication of the list is a hit to Dominicans, since in it appears 22 of its compatriots, some of them true idols of the fanatics. The names that have hit more of the new ones mentioned are those of David Ortiz and Pedro Martinez, mainly, because they have lashed out at the steroid use in the baseball. Ortiz had said that those that consume steroids must be sanctioned of for life, whereas hardly days ago Pedro sent a challenge to that they published the complete list .”

Sports Then and Now Editors Note: As emphasized in the story by Mike Brangwynne, the validity of this list is as of now unconfirmed and this article has been in cirulation in Spanish for over two months. This story is merely alerting fans to the existence of this article and its list and then provides the author’s personal opinion (which has been shared in previous articles by other members of the Sports Then and Now writing staff) that whether this list is accurate or not, it is time for baseball to publish the accurate list in order to avoid further embarrassment and to move on.

Mike Brangwynne is a regular contributor to Boston Sports Then and Now. You can read more of his work at The Sports Blog of Boston and

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