Assuming MLB has proof of his renewed use of PED’s, Alex Rodriguez should have been banned from playing baseball for life.
Way back when Mark McGuire admitted to using Creatine while crushing Roger Maris’ 61 homer record, MLB should have issued a henceforth and permanent ban on anyone caught indulging themselves in such fashion with any prohibited substance. Creatine wasn’t a banned substance in baseball at the time McGuire used it, but the lesson should still have been learned.
Now, the game continues to be stained, and the blight threatens the reputation of anyone taking the field for the last decade.
Problems we don’t deal with in the present almost always return with an intractable vengeance at a later date.
Why are we still having to deal with this?