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by swerb » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:19 pm
by pup » Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:17 pm
by swerb » Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:44 pm
Pup wrote:If 80% of the players are cheating, then is it really cheating? Wouldn't the steroids/HGH provide the same benefit to everyone who took them? If so, is what Barry Bonds accomplished really diminished?
by pup » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:45 pm
by swerb » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:18 pm
"I was the type who was always in pain. During minor league spring training with the Red Sox in 1999, some of the other guys saw I was hurting. They told me that if I took this stuff, it would make the pain go away and cut my recovery time in half. Shoot, why not? I’m just a country boy; I didn’t even think twice. It seemed like everybody else was doing it, so it wasn’t a big deal, right? But steroids are like any drug: Once you try them and they make you feel good, you’re always going to want more. …I was probably using the most back in 2001, when I made the Red Sox rotation out of spring training. About that time I was getting pretty big, and another player introduced me to human growth hormone, which had started to make the rounds in the majors. I got a kit with two bottles: One was filled with some kind of water, and the other was filled with these tiny crystals. I put a few drops into the crystals and — poof! — it became liquid. I thought, Boy, what the hell are you putting into your body? But I did it anyway."
People talk about “‘roid rage,” and I was so sure the Deca would feed my aggression that I actually let up; I was going to the mound less pissed off than before. That’s when some of my teammates introduced me to greenies. …One time, I walked right into the Red Sox clubhouse with a bunch of needles wrapped in a towel and left them on my chair. A few minutes later, one of my teammates came running over, saying, “Paxton, someone knocked your chair over and your freaking needles are all over the floor!” Man, we just died about that. He said it was the funniest thing he’d ever seen.
by furls » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:03 am
If 80% of the players are cheating, then is it really cheating? Wouldn't the steroids/HGH provide the same benefit to everyone who took them? If so, is what Barry Bonds accomplished really diminished?
by pup » Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:29 am
Yes, I am pretty certain that mayes, ruth, and aaron were not juicing
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