This is primobolan, the steroid that A-Rod and many others used. Do you think he didn’t know he was taking this?
Please see the series on PED’s (Performance Enhancing Drugs) that I wrote a few years ago.
They are here
A brief history of steroids and performing enhancing drugs – Part one
A brief history of steroids and performing enhancing drugs – Part two
A brief history of Steroids and performing ehnhancing drugs – Part 3: Naming names!
A brief history of Steroids and performing ehnhancing drugs – Part 4: How the testing works .
The Hall of Fame, McGwire, Dick Pound and WADA: an update to: A brief history of Steroids…..
HgH, Sly Stallone and me: An update to “A Brief History of Steroids…”, Part 5
Lost in the shuffle: Anna Nicole and HgH
The Tour de France today: An update to “A Brief History of Steroids….”
Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and a lesson in hypocrisy.
Landis 1; USADA 1; Justice ? 0 ?
A new study: An update to “A brief History of Performing Enhancing Drugs…” Part 7
An update to: “A brief history of Steroids and performing ehnhancing drugs “
So, my take on A-Rod? Well, as to his using, if you read those posts you’ll see that everyone is using, so no big deal. Or should I say, can anyone possibly be surprised?
What bothers me is the idea that he should either be condemned, or applauded for what? Being honest (which he still is NOT being). Should someone be commended for doing what should be the minimum for conducting our lives?
Just like his teamates Andy Pettite (the worst offender to me, who used his father to cover his gH prescription) and Jason Giambi, even his confession contained as many lies as any truths.
Note that he DID not say that it was 2001-2003. Peter Gammons said that, and Rodriguez said that that was about right. Do you honestly believe that?
Frankly, here’s what should have been said, just as I wrote some time ago that Clemens should have said…
1) That everyone is using.
2) That you’d have to been insane if given the opportunity to make $25 million dollars a year, to NOT do it
3) That of COURSE he knew what he was taking. Who doesn’t know what they are injecting into their bodies?
4) That the dangers are vastly overrated when medically supervised
Once one big name just comes out and says the above, then we can have the honest discussion and explain to kids why it is dangerous for them, as opposed to an adult male (if you want to know why it’s dangerous for females, just talk to a female bodybuilder. Note how their voices are deeper than yours. Other parts of their bodies are more masculine than yours as well, and I don’t mean their muscles).
What is once again lost in this discussion is that to date, more than 50% of the players that have been caught, have been pitchers.
So, does that mean that A-Rod and Bonds’ and everyone elses stats are not valid?
And of course, baseball certainly has no worse a problem than the NFL or any other spo