Friday, June 16, 2006

HGH - It's not my fault!

Bug Selig has written an open letter to the fans and for those who are too lazy to follow the link, this is the very brief recap. We are disappointed a player (Jason Grimsley) has admitted using HGH. He is committed to keeping the game clean (although turning a blind eye to the steroid problem in the late 90's doesn't seem like a total commitment to me). Working hard to make sure the game is clean, no accurate test for HGH is available just yet and most importantly, if there's a big problem, it has nothing to do with him.

Whilst Neil H and I have good hearty discussions about the abilities of Peter Crouch and our disagreements over the Posada HBP and Randy's high and tight retaliation, there is this one big story bubbling underneath ready to explode. The big question is do we really care about HGH and steroids? I'm not sure we do, I'd like to think all baseball players are clean. I like to think all records are clean, but in the back of the mind I kind of expect that the person that holds these records (in all types of sport) are probably bending the rules at the very least.

Maybe I'm just becoming more and more of a cynic in my old age, but all sports will always be inhabited by a certain amount of cheats, using the latest undetectable aid to beat the opposition. It happened in swimming, in athletics, in boxing and it happens in baseball. I'm starting to just not care and just feel like giving up on my idealist ideal of sport in general.

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At 10:48 am, Anonymous 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.

At 7:11 pm, Blogger 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.


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