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11 YEAR-OLDS ON ROIDS, WHAT’S NEXT? 10 YEAR-OLDS?

Posted by HG on June 21, 2007

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Weren’t 5th and 6th grade great? I remember strollin’ in to class, hopped up on Coke and jolly ranchers, and ready to learn. I played sports and I even gave my all at recess but I never used steroids. I didn’t trade my caprisun and accompanying straw for corticosteroid injections. The same can’t be said for today’s youth.

The French, tired of being the butt of jokes world wide, have a plan to show the world that they’re not soft: Doping up the kids. A study that followed 2,199 French 6th graders (They couldn’t find one more kid?) for 4 years reports that 1% of the 6th graders used a doping agent. 3% of the students had used a doping agent when polled four years later. The drugs of choice are corticosteroids, salbutamol, anabolic agents, and other stimulants. 44% of the kids polled credit PEDs, mainly stimulants, for their winning.

This is bad for a number of reasons. The biggest reason is that now whenever a kid knocks on my door selling candy or the girl scouts are posted up outside the grocery store, I have to buy something. I’m not gonna wanna risk getting beat down by some roid ragin’ pre-teen.

Here’s an easy way for kids to get “the clear and the cream”.

If you do the “no homo” thing, then NO HOMO, but here’s a good reason kids should think twice about the juice.

I hope that dude’s “just kidding”. Sadly, I don’t think he is.

Study: 11 year-old Athletes Using Doping Drugs. Courtesy of Fox News

Study: Performance Enhancing Drugs on the Rise in Middle School. Courtesy of Volunteer TV

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Posted in BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, FRANCE, MISC., PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS, SPORTS, STEROIDS | 3 Comments »

BARRY BONDS, JASON GIAMBI, AND CONSPIRACIES

Posted by HG on June 19, 2007

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Now that Jason Giambi has kinda sorta given in to MLB’s threats of “speak or else” it’s time to see if baseball will cave to some tough talk. Barry Bonds’ attorney Michael Rains is claiming to have information that “raises questions about the government’s investigation of the baseball star”, and he will go public unless the gov’t backs off of his client. 

Michael Rains says he submitted letters on 3 different occassions to interim U.S. Attorney Scott Schools. Attorney Schools has taken over for former U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan who was one of the 8 U.S. Attorneys fired by Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez. Regardless of who is in charge, Michael Rains has some things to get off of his chest:

“The public has the right to know of the information I have given to Mr. Schools. And it has a right to know how the government has conducted itself here and I hope the government will engage in some dialogue with the media and the public to discuss this.”

The thing that bothers me is Rains seems to be saying he’ll only play the “secret info” card if Bonds is indicted. That’s lame. Mr. Rains, show us what you got.. Bring it out, tell ’em why you mad, SPILL THE BEANS.

Has the government been trying to frame Barry Bonds? Have they tried to persuade witnesses? I wanna know the deal. Do the letters have something to do with Kevin Ryan being fired as a U.S. Attorney and lead prosecutor in the BALCO case? Tell us. It’s no secret that Ryan’s handling of the BALCO case was often criticized, by Bonds’ supporters and Kevin Ryan’s fellow prosecutors.

Last July, Ryan also decided not to seek an indictment of Bonds for perjury, choosing instead to transfer the case to a new grand jury for more investigation. Ryan had hoped to pressure Greg Anderson, Bonds’ trainer and a BALCO defendant, to testify against Bonds. But the trainer refused and has been imprisoned for contempt of court since before Thanksgiving.

The strategy was contested by some of Ryan’s own prosecutors, who believed they had enough evidence to indict Bonds without Anderson’s testimony, according to sources familiar with the case. Officials from the Internal Revenue Service and FBI unsuccessfully lobbied the Justice Department for an indictment, The Chronicle has reported.

When asked if his dealings with the BALCO case were the reason for him getting the boot, Ryan replied:

“It’s a complicated issue. I had almost exclusive control of this case for most of its history. In the latter stages, there seemed some interest coming out of D.C. that wasn’t present at the beginning.”

To be honest I have no idea where Michael Rains is going with his threat to the Roid Rangers. I don’t know whether he has an info bomb to drop, or if he’s just trying to justify being on Barry’s payroll. What I do know is that all of these passive aggressive threats lack balls. If you got the goods, give ’em up. If not, shut up.

For a more in-depth look at the Bonds stories check out this story. Courtesy of The Starting Five

Report: Giambi will agree to talk — with conditions. Courtesy of ESPN.com

Lawyer says he has evidence of wrongdoing in Bonds probe. Courtesy of ESPN.com

Prosecutor reflects on BALCO firestorm. Courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle

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Posted in ALBERTO GONZALEZ, BARRY BONDS, BASEBALL, CONSPIRACY, JASON GIAMBI, KEVIN RYAN, LAWYER, MICHAEL RAINS, MLB, SCOTT SCHOOLS, STEROIDS, US ATTORNEY, US ATTORNEY GENERAL | 5 Comments »

BARRY BONDS NOT ALWAYS A DOUCHEBAG

Posted by HG on June 1, 2007

The media has clearly been approaching Barry the wrong way.. They gotta act like they just discovered baseball a few hours before speaking with him.. “Now what’s been goin’ on with you these days?”.. Seriously? Unless this lady has been in a coma or under a hair dryer for the past 7-10 years there is no way in the world she doesn’t know what’s going on with Barry.. It looks like the only way George Mitchell is gonna have a conversation with Bonds is to show up on the red carpet of Eddie Murphy’s next movie.

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BARRY BONDS SHOULD AVOID TEXAS HIGH SCHOOLS

Posted by HG on May 24, 2007

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The Lone Star state is on the verge of joining Florida and New Jersey in the war against steroids in high school. The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill on Monday to institute random steroid testing, and the state Senate approved a similar bill a while ago. There seems to be only one hold-up..Who’s gonna pay for this?

The Senate version calls for the state to pay for the program. The House version would impose a 25-cent fee to the ticket cost of high-school football and basketball games. The House plan also recommends that the state’s governing body for high- school athletics, the University Interscholastic League, run the testing program.

About 22,000 out of roughly 733,000 student athletes would be randomly tested every year. The estimated cost for handling 20 thousand cups of urine: 4 million bucks.

Here’s an argument for steroids:

Measure would allow random steroid testing of HS athletes. Courtesy of The El Paso Times

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Posted in HIGH SCHOOL, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MISC., RANDOM DRUG TESTING, SENATE, SPORTS, STEROIDS, TEXAS, YOUTUBE | 1 Comment »

JOSE CANSECO BAR FIGHT REENACTMENT

Posted by HG on May 10, 2007

 I’ve never been on house arrest.. I’m not ruling it out but it hasn’t happened yet. If I do find myself in that situation hopefully I’ll have more to do (play xbox, surf the net, sleep) than film reenactments of my past transgressions. The same can not be said of Jose Canseco.

I can’t wait for Jose’s next piece… “The Time I Shot My Teammates Up With ‘Roids”.

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Posted in BAR FIGHT, HOUSE ARREST, JOSE CANSECO, MISC., SPORTS, STEROIDS, YOUTUBE | 1 Comment »

LARRY WALKER: STEROIDS ARE BEYOND CHEATING

Posted by HG on May 9, 2007

Larry Walker is/was one of my favorite baseball players. He was a 5 tool guy, he won anlarry-walker.jpeg MVP, he was Canadian and played for the Montreal Expos (that’s like Tony LaRussa managing at Busch stadium), plus he threw right-handed and hit left-handed which I always think is cool. Larry was probably more known for his offense (3 time NL batting champ), but he played the outfield like a master (7 gold gloves) and had an arm that baserunners didn’t want to test. L-Dub learned this week that he’ll be inducted into the Canadian Sport’s Hall of Fame in October. The issue of steroids came up during a conference call with Walker:

“I’m living proof that I didn’t take them because when I retired I put on 15 pounds – I didn’t shrink. An old saying in baseball says ‘If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying’ – pitchers with pine tar and runners on second giving signs, but sticking a needle in you is stepping over the boundary of the sport and what you’re supposed to do.”

Walker also said there should be an asterisk placed next to the name of any person caught using steroids. When asked about Barry Bonds he said it was sad to see Barry chasing the record “and only 30 to 40 percent of people care”.

Walker blasts steroid use in baseball, Flutie lauds CFL as both head to Hall. Courtesy of Canada.com

Larry Kenneth Robert Walker. Courtesy of Baseball-Reference

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Posted in BARRY BONDS, BASEBALL, CANADIAN HALL OF FAME, LARRY WALKER, MISC., MLB, SPORTS, STEROIDS | 3 Comments »