Schilling: make list public

Published 12:18 am Monday, February 9, 2009

A day after Alex Rodriguez was linked to steroids, another All-Star offered this suggestion: Make public the entire list of players who failed drug tests.

‘‘I’d be all for the 104 positives being named, and the game moving on if that is at all possible,’’ former Boston ace Curt Schilling wrote on his blog Sunday.

‘‘In my opinion, if you don’t do that, then the other 600-700 players are going to be guilty by association, forever,’’ he wrote. ‘‘It appears that not only was it 104, but three of the greatest of our, or any, generation appear to be on top of this list.’’

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Rodriguez joined Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on an ever-growing list of stars tainted by the Steroids Era scandal. Sports Illustrated reported Saturday the Yankees slugger, already dubbed ‘‘A-Roid’’ in the tabloids, tested positive for two steroids in 2003.

Rodriguez, the players’ union and Major League Baseball were mum Sunday.

‘‘Alex has been out of the country. I expect him back later today and want to confer with my client before saying anything,’’ agent Scott Boras said.

Meanwhile, one recently retired player wanted to know how Rodriguez’s name got out. Sean Casey, who spent last season with the Red Sox, said he felt violated by the leak.