On Wednesday, the MLB suspended Oakland A's starter Bartolo Colon 50 games for testing positive for testosterone. Colon has been a key piece to the A's success this season. Oakland is currently tied for the second wild card spot and is second place in the A.L. West behind the Texas Rangers. This season, Colon posted a 10-9 record with a 3.43 ERA, 1.21 WHIP in 152.1 innings pitched for Oakland.
Here's the reaction from around Twitter on Colon's suspension:
"— Big Chorizo (@chilemasgrande) August 24, 2012
@sethmeyers21: I can't believe Bartolo Colon got suspended for being 50."
Bartolo Colon tests positive for PEDs after eating an entire Melky Cabrera— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) August 22, 2012
It's about time we question Bartolo Colon's Tour de France titles, too.— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) August 24, 2012
Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Lance Armstrong. As the old saying goes, PEDs always happen in 3s....— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) August 24, 2012
Bartolo Colon got busted for PEDs? Shocked! I mean, it's so common for athletes to fall off Earth for 5 years, come back & thrive.— Jerry Brewer (@JerryBrewer) August 22, 2012
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