Never mind a paper trail. Major League Baseball followed an electronic trail to help catch those involved in its latest steroid scandal. Investigators used everything from Facebook friends, transcripts of Blackberry IM's and records of text messages to trace players to the Biogenesis clinic. The e-sleuthing paid off. It got a dozen players to accept 50-game suspensions this week for their links to the clinic, which baseball says provided performance enhancing drugs. Players union general counsel David Prouty says the existence of electronic records "adds a layer of proof" that wasn't available years ago as baseball tries to clean up the sport.