By Tom Verducci
June 07, 2013
Yasiel Puig has hit three home runs in his first four major league games, including a grand slam.
AP

The union got into this mess with its reputation tarnished partly because the rank and file dared not speak up about a game they knew was unfair. With testing and rules in place, the burden on players to uphold the integrity of the game rises to an even higher level. As for those who oddly question baseball's vigilance in upholding that integrity by pursuing a major drug scandal made public by the Miami New Times, weren't many of them the same people who second-guessed baseball for not doing enough (or worse, even intentionally doing nothing) in the Steroid Era?

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