The 10 Biggest Sports Stories of Summer 2012

8. Melky Cabrera Gets Busted for Using PEDs

Date8/15/2012
The New York Yankees traded Melky Cabrera in 2009 because he was a bad influence on their star second baseman Robinson Cano. Turns out they were right—it didn't always seem like that, though. Cabrera was looking like he was turning his career around the last two seasons. He finished 2011 with a .305 BA, 18 HR, 87 RBI and 20 SB (all career highs) as a member of the KC Royals. This year, he was batting a major league best .346 with 11 HR, 60 RBI, 13 SB and was named the 2012 All-Star Game MVP.

Shortly after dominating the mid-summer classic, he was suspended 50 games for testing positive for high levels of testosterone. He then reportedly tried to cover it up with a fake website to no avail because the MLB investigative team isn't the campus police. Shortly thereafter Bartolo Colon was busted for testosterone as well, making his amazing comeback a fluke. Looks like the Melk Man has been delivering spoiled milk. It's been nearly 15 years since the 'roid chase of '98 and baseball is still struggling to get their shit together.

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