Steroid testing is out the door right now in MLB. The thing that is going to be interesting is with the CBA still in flux, will this, or is this already another sticking point in the negotiations. If testing doesn't come back into the league, does that mean Clemens and Bonds get another chance to the HOF somehow? Do the Mets look smart by not shipping of or cutting Cano? The thought that popped through my head is are the players and owners going to let this rule stay lapsed so if they do not reach an agreement soon that they might have another HR record chase that helped revive the sport that was on life supports because of the players strike?
The halt in testing is a casualty of the sport's lockout that started Dec. 2 and a provision in the joint drug agreement between MLB and the players' association that states "the termination date and time of the program shall be 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 1, 2021."