Tuesday, January 6, 2009


It was announced that Romero a left-handed pitcher for the Phillies will serve a 50 game suspension for using illegal over-the-counter substances.  He will serve his suspension at the start of the 2009 regular season.  He tested positive during the 2008 season.  The Phillies made it to the world series with a player that used illegal substances.  Romero doesn't believe in what he did was wrong and he shouldn't be penalized for it.  According to Mlb.com, "I still cannot see where I did something wrong," Romero said this to ESPN.com. "There is nothing that should take away from the rings of my teammates. I didn't cheat. I tried to follow the rules."  Now there is some speculation I believe of maybe that Romero using substances helped the Phillies bullpen chances.  According to Mlb.com, "He pitched eight times in the postseason and was the winning pitcher in Games 3 and 5 of the World Series, which the Phillies won over the Rays in five games."  By him taking substances it might have helped him gain those wins and his good pitching performances in the postseason.  Maybe, Maybe Not?  Who knows?  Give us your feedback and how you feel about this situation.

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