It is one of the biggest shockers to hit our corner of the sporting scene in a long, long time and potentially one of the most damaging to its reputation as a fairly clean repository of games if it is true.
It also came out of left field, figuratively.
A guy wins the National League MVP and, just a few weeks later, is charged with testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug? How potentially bad is that?
Very, very bad.