The real gem of the article is this bit:
People within Major League Baseball "think the use of this is really widespread," an official of one club said this week. And you want to know what's scary?
He said that BEFORE Colon's suspension got announced Wednesday afternoon.
There is apparently at least "an official of one club" with a brain, even if that brain only allows him to speak on the condition of anonymity.
Bartolo Colon became the second MLB player in the past week to face a 50-game suspension for using testosterone, following a 50-game suspension for Melky Cabrera issued last week.
Are these positive tests in such close proximity just a coincidence, or is baseball taking a hard-line stance in making improvements to the system?
Perhaps the ITF should consult with MLB about how to time tests such that the testing actually has a chance to yield positives. Tennis doping violations from the past show that tennis is almost completely free of testosterone use, or the ITF is completely incompetent at testing effectively for it (theoretically, I guess it could be both).
Now more than ever, it's imperative for the ITF to explain why no off-day testing is done at Grand Slams. Baseball is showing that it is possible to detect testosterone under proper testing management. Such management does not include making players fully aware that they will only be tested immediately following the completion of a match.
Update from THASP: Just to add this little tidbit from the Bartolo Colon suspension for those claiming the PRP treatments he received (and which Nadal and other players are getting) as an example of the success of that procedure: