Tim Cook forwards the following press release :

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball today announced that Michael Morse of the Seattle Mariners (above) has been suspended 10 days, effective today, for violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Writes Tim,

He was busted twice in the minors, and now his “first time” in the majors. Former Steriod User Ryan Franklin goes against the A’s today

Indeed he does, and through 5 innings, Franklin has outlasted Danny Haren, Seattle leading 6-1. With no local TV covering this monumental contest, MLB.com is the only place to catch the action. They’ve employed Billy Sample and the A’s jumbotron feed for the occasion ; production values don’t get any more big league than that.

Seattle now has the dubious distinction of being the first franchise to have three players on their major league roster suspended for violation of the current drug policy. The last time a club had as many players run afoul of drug enforcement, Kansas City finished with a 79-83 record in 1983.

Judging by the respective records of the Mariners and the ’83 Royals, cocaine is a more effective performance enhancing drug.