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.