first_imgWith the credibility of the game in question, fans rightly disgusted and Congress threatening action, Major League Baseball is finally getting serious about players’ steroid use. On Tuesday, the players’ union conceded to Commissioner Bud Selig’s demands for a tough steroids policy. Under the new plan, testing will be increased, and a first offense will lead to a 50-game suspension. Two offenses equals a 100-game suspension, and with a third strike, the player is out of the game for life. That means fans can now watch baseball knowing that the athleticism on display is real, not juiced. And parents no longer need to worry that their kids will think the way to become a big league player is to abuse their bodies with drugs. Baseball is cleaning up its act, and for that we can all cheer. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weeklast_img read more