Jun 8, 2006

HGH is now a problem in baseball?

My God, the new crop of sports writers seem to be sniveling busy bodies, the lot of them. I'd say it was all of America, but in point of fact, Barry Bonds draws more fans to opposing stadiums than any other player in baseball. What the sports writers have deemed crucial to the integrity of baseball does not seem to ring true with the fans.

Barry Bonds has been crucified in the press on the flimsiest of evidence over alleged steroid use, and the shrill voices continue to cry. The latest moron to weigh in on the "performance enhancement issue is Jeff Pasan who writes for Yahoo! Sports. He's now convinced that HGH is a dangerous pharmacuetical that should be banned from baseball based on the testimony of a single pitcher; who's overall record wouldn't be something I'd tout as evidence that HGH or steroids are helpful to one's athletic performance, much less a widespread problem in the major leagues. I mean, who the hell heard of Jason Grimsley before he was deposed by "federal investigators?" He has a career ERA of 4.77 over his 15 year career as a middle relief pitcher.

If anyone actually takes this bonehead seriously, we can expect Congressional hearings on vitamin use and its danger to the "sanctity of the game."


Daniel Rathman said...

The problem is, it's hard not to take Jason Grimsley seriously. While he is terrible as a relief pitcher, he may have information investigators deem valuable. Having been a teammate of Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa, and Jose Canseco, all of whom are suspected or confirmed steroid users, Grimsley may have tons of information about what steroids or HGH these players may have used.

It's interesting to note that Grimsley, at least by saying that "boatloads" of other players have used HGH, is willing to sell out his teammates. That's the definition of being a bad teammate!

I agree that Grimsley is hard to take seriously, but his information may not be. Grimsley may know too much to be ignored, so investigators will try to pry everything they can out of him. The question is, how much will Grimsley tell them?

Rick Fisk said...

HGH isn't illegal. The body produces it naturally, and the only reason there are laws against certain sources for the stuff is that the FDA is protecting pharmacuetical companies who "play the game".

I really don't care who uses steroids. The idea that steroids or HGH or vitamins might "enhance performance" has never been established. Ever.

If steroid use actually enhanced performance, then any moron with muscles could grab a glove and bat and hit 800 home runs.

The fact that none of this crap actually enhances performance is quite obvious due to the number of "hacks" in the game who apparently use steroids, HGH and amphetamines (used by the way since the turn of the century by ball players).

Anonymous said...

They commit suicide as "acts of war" all the time. Remember Sept. 11 2001? Just because they didn't take anyone out with them does not mean it was not an "act of war." We know they will commit suicide for their cause. Apparently you are helping that cause. They think they will go to heaven and will receive seven virgins after they die for martyring for Allah.

hghater said...

Some doctors have been concerned about giving HGH to diabetics. Previous studies, including Dr. Rudman's study using large doses of HGH, showed that HGH had caused increased insulin resistance in patients, so diabetics saw an increase in blood glucose levels.

Billy said...

Most ballplayers today are taking homeopathic human growth hormone oral spray because it's safe, undetectable, and legal for over the counter sales. As time goes on it seems it might be considered as benign a performance enhancer as coffee, aspirin, red bull, chewing tobacco, and bubble gum.