Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig will face a lot of heat in the near future if the MLB rumor is true that Melky Cabrera tested positive for testosterone, a banned substance, but was still allowed to play in the 2012 All-Star Game.
Cabrera had a major impact in the game as he received MVP Honors after he went 2-4 with a 3-run homer in the 1st inning of a game in which the National League won 8-0. The All-Star Game plays a big role on the World Series because the winner of the contest receives home field advantage. Home field advantage means you would get to play four out of a possible seven games at your home field with the final game also being at home if the series goes seven games.
I just don’t think someone who tested positive to a drug test of any kind should be allowed to participate in any kind of event that rewards you for your brilliant play and it shouldn’t matter if there is an appeal or not. The league could have kept it quiet if they wanted to by letting Cabrera sit out of the game for “personal reasons” until the appeal was over.
You just simply can’t allow a player who has tested positive for a banned substance to affect something as important as home field advantage in the World Series.
I don’t know what could be done to penalize MLB and Selig, but if these rumors are true that they waited this long to punish Cabrera and allowed him to play in the 2012 All-Star Game, then some punishment needs to be handed down to the people responsible for these actions.
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