MLB umpire Brian Runge was dismissed from his job after he failed multiple drug tests, though it wasn’t said which substances he tested positive for.
We’re guessing it was PEDs because it’s baseball and everyone’s doing it!
The ump was replaced by Chris Conroy who was no doubt very excited to leave the minors.
In MLB, the officials have to go through random drug testing like players. After Runge was caught the first time, an agreement was put in place, which he violated with the next positive test.
He hadn’t even called any games in the majors this year anyway, after injuring his knee last August.
We hear PEDs can help a person’s recovery, so that makes it even more likely that’s the drug he tested for, right?
What’s really sad is that he was one of the top tier officials, calling two no-hitters, three playoffs games and an All-Star game since 1999.
He’s also from the first family of three-generation umpires, starting with his grandpa Ed and father Paul.
We’ve said it before, but we’ll keep on saying it: just say no to drugs!
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