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  • MLB To Investigate Steroid Use By Players!

    Just saw on ESPN that MLB has announced that it will investigate steroids use by its players. If anyone can find a nice link about this story, please feel free to post it.
    Last edited by DoubleX; 03-29-2006, 04:23 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by DoubleX
    Just saw on ESPN that MLB has announced that it will investigate steroids use by its players. If anyone can find a nice link about this story, please feel free to post it.
    Investigating it is one thing, doing something significant about it is another.
    "Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century."

    ~Mickey Mantle

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MetsFan11368
      Investigating it is one thing, doing something significant about it is another.
      Agreed. Not sure what baseball intends to do with the stuff it learns. This seems more like PR move than anything else.

      Here is an ESPN.com article about it. Apparently former Senate Majority Leader, George Mitchell, will be heading the investigation.

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      • #4
        From that article, at the last paragraph:

        "Mitchell is the chairman of the board of the Walt Disney Company, the parent company of ESPN."

        Seems like one of baseball's sponsors (at least they pay money to show games) will have an official hand in what eventually does or doesn't happen to Barry Bonds.
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        • #5
          What a swift move by Selig. Nipping this problem right in the bud before it gets out of hand.


















          Jackass.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chrismarullo
            What a swift move by Selig. Nipping this problem right in the bud before it gets out of hand.
            Agreed. This should have been done years ago.

            I wonder how much the investigation will reveal how MLB knowingly turned a blind eye to the problem and allowed it to fester because fans were filling the stadiums. Any legitimate investigation has to focus not just on the players, but what the teams knew and did, what management knew and did, and most of all the league what the league knew and did.

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            • #7
              Don't forget the trainers and clubhouse personnel too. Are you telling me they didn't wonder why half the team suddenly moved up to XXL jerseys without working out?
              "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
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              • #8
                Originally posted by TonyK
                Don't forget the trainers and clubhouse personnel too. Are you telling me they didn't wonder why half the team suddenly moved up to XXL jerseys without working out?
                You are misinformed. Without working out steroids wont help you build muscle. just get you fat and bloated.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Goooooo
                  You are misinformed. Without working out steroids wont help you build muscle. just get you fat and bloated.
                  Actually your the one who is misinformed and badly as well.
                  I work in cancer research.
                  Anabolics are used at cancer institutes and in treatment of diseases like HIV which induce a catabolic wasting in the body. Anabolics such as Anabolic Steroids and Testosterone not only stop the wasting btu actually can put lean muslce and weight back on these pateints with little or no exsercise on their part. And these people take these substances at perscription levels, not the massive doses that Athletes use to gain mass quickly.

                  Not only that but Steroids prevent the body's natural catabolic processes from breaking down tissue after workouts/activity. And many of these substances increase metabolisum and actually aid the protein synthesis process.

                  Bottom line on Anabolics your body makes muscle reguardless of activity.
                  Get out the Vote!!!

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                  • #10
                    Gee, an investigation now into MLB steroid use. What's next? An investigation now into the hazzards of smoking cigarettes??

                    Where were the investigations 15 years ago?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ESPNFan
                      Actually your the one who is misinformed and badly as well.
                      I work in cancer research.
                      Anabolics are used at cancer institutes and in treatment of diseases like HIV which induce a catabolic wasting in the body. Anabolics such as Anabolic Steroids and Testosterone not only stop the wasting btu actually can put lean muslce and weight back on these pateints with little or no exsercise on their part. And these people take these substances at perscription levels, not the massive doses that Athletes use to gain mass quickly.

                      Not only that but Steroids prevent the body's natural catabolic processes from breaking down tissue after workouts/activity. And many of these substances increase metabolisum and actually aid the protein synthesis process.

                      Bottom line on Anabolics your body makes muscle reguardless of activity.
                      You are certainly 100% wrong about steroids. They don't give you muscle without working out. Most steroids allow faster muscle growth through greater recovery, while others help increase strength which allows for greater stress to be put onto a muscle. Without food to build the muscle or training to stimulate it, nothing will happen. Most of the weight gain seen with the use of some steroids is due to water retention and is not actual muscle.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Goooooo
                        You are certainly 100% wrong about steroids. They don't give you muscle without working out. Most steroids allow faster muscle growth through greater recovery, while others help increase strength which allows for greater stress to be put onto a muscle. Without food to build the muscle or training to stimulate it, nothing will happen. Most of the weight gain seen with the use of some steroids is due to water retention and is not actual muscle.
                        Who said anythign about not eating? Don't try to throw in qualifiers now to mitigate your obviously erronious statement. Its just nonsensical to think those cancer and HIV patients weren't eating at all when the Anabolics put muscle back on their body's. Stop trying to spin the fact that you are badly misinformed.

                        Heres an article that details how people with kidney failure increased mass and strenght while taking the steroid nandrolone. There are no intense workouts for these people other than trying to do basic daily tasks.

                        http://www.docguide.com/dg.nsf/Print...256752006569B7

                        There is also a study done that details the gains of HIV patients with a moderate exsercise program.

                        These people can't sped hours in the gym or push themselves greatly. But thier benift form Steroids are documented.

                        Another link
                        http://www.hbns.org/getDocument.cfm?documentID=1170
                        Last edited by ESPNFan; 03-29-2006, 10:55 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Just to clarify what I meant about the phrase "without working out" - obviously most of the MLB users worked out during the off seasons. What must have been odd is their jersey size increased during the season and their muscles seemed to be getting bigger. Thanks ESPNfan for pointing out that not everybody had to workout to benefit.

                          Football players can disguise themselves better under their pads and helmets.
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                          • #14
                            xx: ...MLB has announced that it will investigate steroids use by its players.

                            looks like the focus is to be the players, not the substances themselves.
                            looks like they will not be at all serious about the real issues of illegal drugs in baseball.
                            "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                            • #15
                              ESPNFan: And these people take [anabolic steroids] at perscription levels, not the massive doses that Athletes use to gain mass quickly.
                              all along, several of us have been speaking of athletes who have been on training regimens upwards of 10-15 years that include steroids without harmful effects.
                              it is all about moderation, agreed.


                              Bottom line on Anabolics your body makes muscle reguardless of activity.
                              but this. well, i was under the impression that human growth hormone was the fountain of youth, the genie in the bottle, the magic potion.
                              "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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