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Dave Zirin: The Hypocrisy of Major League Baseball

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This week, Major League Baseball suspended Yankess third baseman Alex Rodriguez through the 2014 season for his role in a scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez is just one of thirteen players who are facing a season-long ban, though he is the only one who is appealing the suspension.

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Major League Baseball—which reaped the financial rewards of the steroids era through feigned naïveté—is now content to scapegoat the players for the current crisis. Nation sports editor Dave Zirin joins MSNBC’s Martin Bashir to condemn the sport’s hypocrisy for failing to crackdown those in the front office who encouraged the proliferation of performance-enhancing drugs.

—Jake Scobey-Thal

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