Archive for the ‘Steroids’ Category

Yes, there are those, like myself, who believe he didn’t win all of his races clean, but based on the reaction I’m seeing on the Internet, and in comments, and interviews, Armstrong’s good works for now seem to far outweigh the avalanche of accusations against him.

But why is that? What makes Lance Armstrong so different from other big name athletes who‘ve been suspected of PED use but who have not received a similar benefit of the doubt?

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All along Roger Clemens said he didn’t lie to Congress. So the jury’s resounding acquittal of him on all charges of course technically supports that claim.

Now whether the jury actually believed Clemens was telling the truth or they simply chose to nullify the charges against him, because they felt government prosecutors over-reached, we may never know. But one thing seems increasingly apparent: the public, and maybe even that jury, is long past tired of the government wasting millions of dollars going after star athletes for the alleged use of performance enhancing drugs.

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Finally: Common Sense On Steroids

Posted: 24th October 2009 by DavidBurnett in NBA, Steroids
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The other day Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban suggested that some sports need to embrace a clinical approach to the use of steroids. But even as he made that statement Cuban predicted that he would be widely criticized for his belief that athletes should be allowed to use steroids under a doctors care as a […]

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Here we go again.   The drip, drip, drip of unsavory leaks in Major League Baseball’s steroid scandal continues. Now we learn that Big Papi, aka David Ortiz, and his former Red Sox teammate, Manny Ramirez, both tested positive for steroids 6 years ago.   Ortiz and Ramirez are according to the New York Times […]

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The steroids/performance enhancing drugs (PED) debate in baseball lost me a long time ago when I became convinced that it really is all about statistics, particularly home runs.  And more specifically I believe, the debate has been fueled by the Cult of Babe Ruth.  The steroids/PED issue is often discussed by baseball purists, crusading sportswriters, and […]

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Hindsight being what it is, it’s beginning to look like Alex Rodriguez should have told reporters to get lost rather than hold that press conference the other day.  From the moment A-Rod said his unnamed “cousin” helped him to procure and then inject “boli” as he called it, the floodgates of doubt opened up. Now it […]

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We have now entered into the theater of the absurd. MLB commissioner Bud Selig tells USA Today that he is considering a suspension of Alex Rodriguez. It doesn’t get more ridiculous than this. Okay, I get it. An unnamed someone with unknown motives leaks A-Rod’s 2003 steroid test results to a national magazine, which of […]

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Why Only A-Rod?

Posted: 11th February 2009 by David Burnett in A-Rod, Drugs, Major League Baseball, Steroids
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Let me get back to a question I asked the other day about the latest steroids scandal: Why Alex Rodriguez? Why only him? What was the motive for releasing his name and his alone when there are 103 other players who also allegedly failed the test for steroids. Why weren’t other names leaked? Something is […]

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I’m glad Alex Rodriguez has now come clean about steroid use while with the Texas Rangers. Unlike many athletes, the ever image conscious, Alex Rodriguez is often thoughtful, poised, well-spoken and generally well-mannered. That A-Rod came out in the confessional-style interview with Peter Gammons on ESPN. It was a measured and impressive performance, the kind […]

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Et Tu A-Rod?

Posted: 8th February 2009 by David Burnett in A-Rod, Major League Baseball, Steroids
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Baseball’s latest steroid revelation now fingering the Yankee’s Alex Rodriguez leaves me with a lot of questions. Such as: Why only A-Rod? Who else is on the list of 104 players who allegedly tested positive for steroids in 2003? Who leaked the details of the test results to Sports Illustrated and why? Why weren’t the […]

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It’s official, Mark McGwire did not get elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. More than 75 percent of the baseball writers who cast votes for induction into the Hall made a statement against the alleged steroid user. Meantime those same voters had no problem voting in Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn. Both Ripken and Gwynn […]

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A ruling by a US Court of Appeals panel will now open up a can of worms that was promised to be sealed. The names of more than 100 or so major league baseball players who apparently tested positive for steroids may eventually be publicly revealed despite a promise that the test results of all […]

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Lynching Barry

Posted: 12th March 2006 by David Burnett in Major League Baseball, Steroids
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The lynch mob is gathering for Barry Bonds. With excerpts in Sports Illustrated released from a new book about Bonds’ alleged steroid use they now have the “proof” they need to drum his uppity, sour ass out of baseball, and perhaps strip him of his records. Heading the lynch mob is former baseball commissioner Fay […]

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