Doug Barron, meet Manny Alexander

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

After absorbing the news that Doug Barron had become the first player suspended for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance – thus achieving dubious distinction when the history of the PGA Tour’s drug-testing program is someday authored – it occurred to me that this ranks right up there with the Manny Alexander saga.

Alexander was a utility infielder who couldn’t hit his weight, yet a bottle of anabolic steroids was found in his car during the 2000 season. No surprise, but when the infamous Mitchell Report was released in December of 2007, Alexander’s name appeared. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.