Raffy isn’t in, Altuve isn’t in.
And believe me, Raffy should not be in.
Pete Rose made a very interesting claim, that if the Astros are not being punished, he should be reinstated. The issues are different, But Pete Rose was not cheating. He was gambling.
The idea that blatant cheating gets no punishment at all is so offensive it makes me ill, and every time Manfred whips out one of his BS comments on the subject it’s just worse.
None of the articles have any mention of scientific studies about muscle gain in body weight. They are pretty much worthless opinion pieces. The only thing even remotely fact related mentioned in the articles is this:
“The Colgan Institute of Nutritional Sciences (located in San Diego, Calif.) run by Dr Michael Colgan PH.D., a leading sport nutritionist explains that in his extensive experience, the most muscle gain he or any of his colleagues have recorded over a year was 18 1/4 lbs. Dr Colgan goes on to state that "because of the limiting rate of turnover in the muscle cells it is impossible to grow more than an ounce of new muscle each day.”
So according to your own article you can’t gain more than a pound in 16 days. And NFL players use HGH and steroids. It is very common in fact. There is no Miracle that pro athletes have access to. Most of this stuff comes down to genetics in gain rate. Not super training facilities.
It's more than once. And just because a rule is 130 years old doesn't make it bad or archaic. Gambling has no place among people participating in high-level sports. None. I don't like it that the Padres and others advertise for casinos, or betting services are the shirt sponsors for soccer teams.