News: Schoeneweis Accused of Steroid Use

According to ESPN, Scott Schoeneweis received six steroid shipments from Signature Pharmacy while playing for the Chicago White Sox in 2003 and 2004.

Meanwhile, Schoeneweis told the Daily News, “I never received anything from Florida. I’m not going to comment. I never even heard of it.”

at this point, to me, this is more of a White Sox story than a Mets-and-their-relief-pitcher story, since the alleged act occurred roughly three years before shoney came to shea…however, from a personnel stand point, this is just another man in a long line of acquisitions by this team that continue to end up with this headline, and that has got to be addressed whether it is their own fault or not

…lastly, and this is just a hunch, but every time i read one of these stories, be it this one, or the one about Troy Glaus, etc, i just keep getting this weird feeling that the team’s are far more culpable in these stories than we are yet aware of…i’m not suggesting that the players were totally in the dark, oblivious to what they were doing, but i just have this gut feeling that they may not have been totally aware of exactly what they were taking, you know, sort of like, ‘hey, the trainer is a professional, he works for the team, who gave this to the trainer, and he says to take this, it will make me recover faster, etc, so, okay, i’ll take it,’ type approach, all while knowing it could be shady, but may not be, as well…again, this should not minimize their role, but it could expand the blame, that’s all i am saying…

…for what it’s worth, i am also stunned by the level of speed that is used in baseball, which was once amphetamines, or ‘greenies,’ but is now an unhealthy obsession with Red Bull, caffeine pills, and the like, which is typically followed by alcohol after the game to take the edge off…for more on this, listen to Buster Olney, at ESPN, who is very alarmed by the level of post-game drinking in baseball and how it is condoned by the teams…i also understand that anti-inflammatory medication is eaten like tic-tacs…i’m sure their livers will be thrilled by their behavior one day…it’s an odd culture, and the players tend to get the brunt of the fan’s wrath, but i just have a hard time believing that the players are always operating on their own…again, just a hunch…