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Cubs’ Brass Cleared In 2008 Red Sox PED Story


In case you missed the latest, Curt Schilling was offered PEDs to help overcome an injury in 2008 while he was a member of the Red Sox organization.

February 23, 2012; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer (left) talks to president Theo Epstein (right) during spring training at Fitch Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

That organization was also employing  Cubs GM Jed Hoyer and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein at the time.

However, the story has surfaced that it was a medical staffer and not a “uniform wearing” member of the team or the front office who offered Schilling the PED alternative. In fact, it was Theo Epstein who reported the story to the MLB initially as he is required to do so under league rules.

Still, the issue of PEDs needs to be addressed… again. Collectively, PEDs haven’t the popularity of the game but it certainly hurts its credibility outside of baseball circles. What’s the solution? Who knows, as it certainly seems like the PED train ins’t going to be slowing down anytime soon.

Take solace in the fact that the Cubs have two people in authority positions who don’t tolerate PED use.