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Old Wed Jul 03, 2013, 08:59am
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Brian Runge Fired!!!

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Old Sat Jul 06, 2013, 08:46pm
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One thing you have to admire about the Commissioner's Office is they will have nothing to do with people who were associated or managed teams with multiple steroid abusers.

Just look at their last three hires: Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa, and Sandy Alderson.

Alright, forget what I said in the top paragraph.
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Old Sat Jul 06, 2013, 08:56pm
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Why are umpires subject to drug testing?
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Old Sat Jul 06, 2013, 09:31pm
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Why are umpires subject to drug testing?
Everyone, including managers are subject to drug testing, in fact Ron Washington failed a drug test four years ago.
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Old Sat Jul 06, 2013, 10:42pm
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Everyone, including managers are subject to drug testing, in fact Ron Washington failed a drug test four years ago.
...and still a manager.
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Old Sat Jul 06, 2013, 11:43pm
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...and still a manager.
My understanding is he has adhered to the provisions of his rehab program, but Brian can legitimately point to Alderson, Torre, and LaRussa and say those three looked the other way when their players became steroid addicts, how come I am treated to another standard, in fact when Selig holds his All-Star game press conference in about a week it would be a great question to ask.
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Old Sun Jul 07, 2013, 10:30am
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My understanding is he has adhered to the provisions of his rehab program, but Brian can legitimately point to Alderson, Torre, and LaRussa and say those three looked the other way when their players became steroid addicts, how come I am treated to another standard, in fact when Selig holds his All-Star game press conference in about a week it would be a great question to ask.
Because all officials should be held to a higher standard. To not would ruin the integrety of the game. Besides no one cames to see officials on banned substances, but we will pay to watch athletes on them. Mr. Runge has a union to protect him. Perhaps there is more to this story than we are allowed to know.
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Old Mon Jul 08, 2013, 10:07am
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failed at least one drug test and failed to comply with an agreement with MLB that had allowed him to stay on staff.
Obviously there's more than just the drug test. I wonder if the "agreement" that he didn't comply with will ever come to light.
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Old Fri Jul 19, 2013, 12:24pm
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For what it's worth, a friend of mind who's a Triple AAA Umpire said Runge failed 3 drug tests and refused to do the rehab.

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Old Fri Jul 19, 2013, 12:27pm
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For what it's worth, a friend of mind who's a Triple A said Runge failed 3 drug tests and refused to do the rehab.
Painkillers or street drugs?
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Old Fri Jul 19, 2013, 11:42pm
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Hmmmm. Sometimes his gear shows up at my local Goodwiil (he lives nearby). Better keep checking.
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Old Sat Jul 20, 2013, 09:20am
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Old Sat Jul 20, 2013, 11:16pm
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refused to do the rehab
Assuming this is true, that would negate any sympathy any of us should have for him. Rehab is iffy as far as effectiveness, but if your employer demands you go (and make no mistake: MLB would pay for it and probably pay his salary as well), you go.
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Old Mon Jul 22, 2013, 08:01am
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Hmmmm. Sometimes his gear shows up at my local Goodwiil (he lives nearby). Better keep checking.
This is really funny to me...since I work for Goodwill!
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