ST. LOUIS • In the wake of the Miami New Times report that links Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz and others to a Miami clinic being investigated for alleged distribution of illegal performance-enhancing drugs, baseball is back in the throes of criticism for a drug culture that even strict testing rules haven't been able to lasso.
Count Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday among the critics.
Holliday joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio on Wednesday and suggested that harsher penalties should be in place to deter the use of performance-enhancing drugs such as human growth hormone and steroids. The left fielder explained to the hosts how his opinion on the current penalties has changed and how he believes in a two-strikes-and-you're-out policy.
That is: A second test results in a lifetime ban.