Jeff Sullivan@based_ball pay the minor leaguers with major-league drug money
― the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 14:24 (one year ago) link
Braun claimed that too. Given he's out every other day, I kinda believe it.
― frogbs, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 14:28 (one year ago) link
Yeah, I'm sure there is a link when you play so consistently well and virtually injury-free into your mid-'30s. He absolutely won't go into the HOF now. Even writers who have softened on the first PED users--who make the reasonable case that there were no sanctions in place, the league and fans and writers looked the other way, etc.--a lot of them have gone on record as saying that getting caught now is totally different. It's cheating, plain and simple.
― clemenza, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 19:52 (one year ago) link
(Not saying at all that everyone who's durable is a PED user. But if you get caught, then that's a reasonable link to make.)
― clemenza, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 19:53 (one year ago) link
i'm not comfortable forecasting future attitudes.
― the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 19:54 (one year ago) link
welington castillo, PEDs, 80 games
― na (NA), Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:15 (one year ago) link
this documentary could be worth a look
Director Billy Corben profiles the colorful South Florida characters who were responsible for supplying performance-enhancing drugs to the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez and other players. The film plays like a crime comedy in the tradition of Elmore Leonard. The behavior is so childish that Corben reenacts scenes with actual children playing Rodriguez and others, like a cross between The Little Rascals and The Thin Blue Line.
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 21:14 (one year ago) link
Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2), a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) March 6, 2019
― na (NA), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:28 (one year ago) link
I Have a Peptide
― frogbs, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:29 (one year ago) link
second knuckleballer to get a PED suspension (after eddie gamboa) iirc
seems particularly dumb
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:45 (one year ago) link
3 stints on the DL in 2018... seems like his left knee cartilage was the culprit.
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 7 March 2019 15:44 (one year ago) link
frankie montas, 80 games
― mookieproof, Friday, 21 June 2019 21:01 (nine months ago) link
― i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:20 (nine months ago) link
tim beckham, 80 games
― mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 17:05 (seven months ago) link
The use of gas-station sexual-enhancement pills in baseball is so prevalent that MLB sent out a memo warning players that their use could lead to positive PED tests, as at least two players have claimed this year, sources tell ESPN. News: https://t.co/WD0gXgmXgs— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 21, 2019
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:46 (seven months ago) link
why, one would almost think ballplayers pursue lots of sex on the road
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:55 (seven months ago) link
Twins starter Michael Pineda has been suspended for 60 games for a drug violation, sources tell ESPN. He originally got an 80-game suspension, but it was reduced to 60 on appeal, as a compelling case was made that a banned diuretic he used was not a masking agent for PEDs.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 7, 2019
― mookieproof, Saturday, 7 September 2019 18:47 (six months ago) link
MLB, MLBPA agree to testing regime changes
• All samples collected under the Program will now be tested for the presence of Opioids, Fentanyl, Cocaine, and Synthetic THC (among other Drugs of Abuse). Any Player who tests positive for one of these Drugs of Abuse will be referred to the Parties’ Joint Treatment Board (composed of medical professionals specializing in substance abuse and representatives from the Office of the Commissioner and the Players Association) for an initial evaluation and, if appropriate, formulation of a personalized treatment plan for that Player going forward. Only Players who fail to cooperate with their initial evaluation or prescribed treatment plan may be subject to discipline. • Natural Cannabinoids (e.g., THC, CBD, and Marijuana) will be removed from the Program’s list of Drugs of Abuse. Going forward, marijuana-related conduct will be treated the same as alcohol-related conduct under the Parties’ Joint Treatment Program for Alcohol-Related and Off-Field Violent Conduct, which provides for mandatory evaluation, voluntary treatment and the possibility of discipline by a Player’s Club or the Commissioner’s Office in response to certain conduct involving Natural Cannabinoids.
― mookieproof, Thursday, 12 December 2019 16:03 (three months ago) link
it's a Richard Linklater sport
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 December 2019 22:21 (three months ago) link