24 Feb 2008
Thank you Derek Jeter for taking a stance on the drug issue in baseball. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Jeter appears to have supported blood testing for baseball players. I don’t absolve the owners in any of the mess baseball is in, but the Players’ Union has been a much bigger anchor on progress. Maybe having a player of Jeter’s magnitude make these comments will put some pressure on Union leadership to get something done. Hopefully, at the very least some repoters are going to other stars and asking if they agree with Jeter. Better yet, maybe the stars of the game won’t wait and will stand up and announce their agreement, but I wouldn’t hold your breath.