Baseball’s new steroid testing program significantly ramps up the penalties to players who test positive (for more about sports drug testing in general, see our page on the topic). The Washington Post reported on November 16, 2005, in an article entitled “Baseball Plan Would Exile Repeat Steroid Offenders” by Les Carpenter and Juliet Eilperin: “Under increasing pressure from Congress to eliminate the use of performance-enhancing drugs, Major League Baseball and its players’ union announced tougher penalties against steroid use yesterday that include a lifetime ban for players who repeatedly test positive. Under the new rules, which still must be ratified by both sides, players will be suspended for 50 games after one positive test, 100 games for a second offense and banned for life if they test positive a third time” … (Read the full article online).