Hardball Talk – According to two major league sources, MLB quietly switched from plastic to glass containers for urine samples in 2012, a direct result of Braun’s victory on grounds that the collection process was flawed. Before the Braun case, players gave the urine sample in a triple-sealed plastic container … The bottles have a locking mechanism on the top, as opposed to tamper-proof stickers on the plastic version. The only way to open the glass bottles is to smash the top with a hammer, which the lab does in what a person familiar with the process described as a “controlled manner.
Gone are the days when Onterrio Smith carries around a fake penis filled with another man’s piss. Gone are the days where professional athletes can switch pee in plastic cups. Gone are the days when the Assistant to the Regional Manager gives you his pee after you attend an Alicia Key’s concert. Bud Selig has the pee game on lockdown. Career minor leaguers looking to beef up for the next spring training better beware, Mr. Selig is not playing games anymore. The only way to test said pee is to smash the glass bottle the pee is in, thus making this job even worse than Dwight Shrute could make it.