New Steroid Agreement Reached

Well, we didn't have the scoop this time, but our main man Jon Heyman did: Major League Baseball and the players union have reached an agreement on a new steroid penalty policy. The details: 50 games for a first offense, 100 games for a second offense and a lifetime ban for the third offense. Those are exactly the terms Bud Selig wanted, and those are exactly the terms he got.

So, in other words, Bud Selig has unleashed his inner David Stern and crushed the union before John McCain could crush them both. We're very impressed, Bud. Right now, Matt Lawton is thanking his lucky stars and purple clovers that he got busted just in time.

Baseball, Union Agree To Tougher Policy [Newsday]
The Matt Lawton Story: A Timeline [Deadspin]