Manny Ramirez Tests positive Performance Enhancing Drugs - Suspended 50 Games

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 9 years ago '07        #221
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@ quoting the mitchell report like that s**t holds weight
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Mitchell Report doesn't tarnish Yankee dynasty
December 13, 2007
The Mitchell Report is out, and by my count, 77 different players — both current and former — are named in some capacity in the report. Among them are stars such as Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, Miguel Tejada, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Brian Roberts, Eric Gagne, Kevin Brown, Gary Sheffield, Chuck Knoblauch, David Justice, Mo Vaughn, Jose Canseco and Troy Glaus.

What does it all mean? We have no idea.

First, all of the players listed in the report will be considered guilty by the public, no matter what the report actually says. The details on Clemens are pretty damning, and he’s going to be one of the most scrutinized players going forward when it comes to this report. But Pettitte supposedly used HGH during a short time in 2002, with no other time period included in any evidence or testimony. Does that taint Pettitte’s entire career? It shouldn’t.

People will make up their own minds when it comes to these players. But what about the teams they played for? A look at the four Yankees title teams in the Joe Torre era show several players in this report on those rosters:

1996: Andy Pettitte

1998: Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch, Mike Stanton, Darren Holmes

1999: Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch, Roger Clemens, Mike Stanton, Jason Grimsley, Daniel Naulty

2000: Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch, Roger Clemens, Mike Stanton, Jason Grimsley, David Justice, Jose Canseco, Glenallen Hill, Denny Neagle

That looks pretty bad. But is it? According to the report, Knoblauch’s first purchase of HGH came in 2001. That would mean he was clean during the title years. Same with Justice, who reportedly didn’t meet Kirk Radomski until after the 2000 World Series. Pettitte’s usage was in 2002, according to the report, while Hill’s purchase from Radomski came in 2001, after he had left the Yankees.

I know the Yankee-haters are going to scream that the title teams are now tainted. I don’t buy it. Will this cause me to look at Clemens’ career differently? Yes. Do I still think he belongs in the Hall of Fame? Yes.

More to come later as Bud Selig and Don Fehr hold their press conferences.




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LMAO thought it was that easy huh?


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 9 years ago '06        #223
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POSADA USED STEROIDS LMAO!!!!1

 9 years ago '07        #224
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Posada used to use p!ss on his hands when he was batting dont know if he still does it, but I remember reading about that
 9 years ago '06        #225
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:wtf: he did?!?! lmao
 9 years ago '04        #226
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how annoying can one poster be?
 9 years ago '04        #227
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 MATIX said:
does this add a asterisk to mannys former teams success?
you're 12 pages behind.
 9 years ago '07        #228
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 Manny05 said:
POSADA USED STEROIDS LMAO!!!!1

Damn, you got him
 9 years ago '06        #229
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come on. you know you had a heart attack when you saw Jeter and Posada + steroids on that article lol
 05-07-2009, 05:59 PM         #230
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 Bkjj11 said:
I hope I spelled his name right.

Dude just went str8 emo on sportscenter. Hahaha

He was like kick manny out of baseball, get him off the dodgers, don't pay him, he even said he gonna write a story on him, calling him a phony & fake lmao.

Dude was UPSET haha.

:lachen001: wait til around the horn comes on, he prolly gonna go apes**t again
Plaschke got to be one of the worst writers in the country. He tries to write a f**king sonnet every article. What a f*g**t. With his gay a.ss lisp.
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 KrayLay said:
Plaschke got to be one of the worst writers in the country. He tries to write a f**king sonnet every article. What a f*g**t. With his gay a.ss lisp.
guy's obnoxious
 9 years ago '07        #232
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 Manny05 said:
come on. you know you had a heart attack when you saw Jeter and Posada + steroids on that article lol
Lol I was like nah get out scared tho haha
 9 years ago '05        #233
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 justindlawson said:
Best hitter of our generation dirty

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Pujols tested positive?
 05-07-2009, 06:31 PM         #234
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no LOOK AT PUJOLS

if you dont think that guy did steroids then you are a moron

EEEVERYONE in the mlb does them
you know who never did em?
Bret Butler

hahaha
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 ElMarroAfamado said:
no LOOK AT PUJOLS

if you dont think that guy did steroids then you are a moron

EEEVERYONE in the mlb does them
you know who never did em?
Bret Butler

hahaha
til he pops positive he didnt do anything
 9 years ago '06        #236
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This is why the Mets didn't sign him Dodgers will lose every game now and my Mets will win 10 in a row like I been tellin u pussies
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Ramirez’s drug used to stimulate testosterone

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In this Sept. 18, 2008 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Ramirez(notes) warms up on deck for a first inning at-bat against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball, becoming by far the highest-profile player ensnared in the sport's drug scandals.
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LOS ANGELES – A source close to Manny Ramirez(notes) said Thursday that the illegal substance for which the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger tested positive was not “an agent customarily used for performance enhancing.”

At least not on the baseball diamond. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the drug was prescribed to address Ramirez’s erectile dysfunction.

However, two sources said the substance Ramirez tested positive for was a gonadotropin. Major League Baseball’s list of banned substances includes the gonadotropins LH and HCG, which are most commonly used by women as fertility drugs. They also can be used to trigger testosterone production. Testosterone is depleted by steroid use, and low testosterone can cause erectile dysfunction.

“Testosterone and similar drugs are effective for erectile dysfunction in that they jazz up your s3x drive,” said Charles Yesalis, a professor at Penn State University who has testified before Congress on issues of performance-enhancing drugs. “But far more clinicians accept that affect with Viagra and Cialis. It’s hard for me to understand if it was erectile dysfunction why they would use it.”
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Another physician with experience in international drug-testing said LH and HCG are occasionally prescribed for men “whose testicles have basically stopped functioning.”

The physician, who asked for anonymity because of his standing in the drug-testing community, said HCG is used to re-stimulate the testicles, primarily in men with a history of steroid use.

Ramirez tested positive for the substance during spring training, then had another portion of the same urine – a “B” sample – tested again more recently, and it also was positive. Major League Baseball notified Ramirez of the second positive test after Wednesday night’s Dodgers victory over the Washington Nationals. Ramirez admitted to having taken the substance and declined to appeal. His 50-game suspension begins Thursday.

“The substance is not a steroid and it is not human-growth hormone,” a source close to Ramirez said.

Ramirez, the source said, acquired the substance through a prescription from a doctor in Miami for his medical condition. The source intimated that Ramirez might bring legal action against the physician.

Ramirez released the following statement Thursday morning: “Recently I saw a physician for a personal health issue. He gave me a medication, not a steroid, which he thought was okay to give me. Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy. Under the policy that mistake is now my responsibility. I have been advised not to say anything more for now. I do want to say one other thing; I’ve taken and passed about 15 drug tests over the past five seasons.

An MLB official said that if Ramirez had a legitimate need for a drug on the banned list, he could have applied for a therapeutic exemption. Ramirez, the official said, did not ask for one.

HCG most recently made news when former major leaguer and admitted steroid user Jose Canseco was caught attempting to smuggle it into the U.S. from Mexico.

The Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement stated that Canseco admitted to bringing it across the border because “he is currently on a hormone therapy plan because his testosterone levels are extremely low due to his past steroid use.”

HCG and LH were added to the banned drug list by MLB a year ago. They have been banned for male athletes by the World Anti-Doping Agency since 1987.

The Dodgers, who have won a Major League record 13 consecutive home games to start the season, will be without Ramirez until July 3. Outfielder Xavier Paul was promoted from Triple-A to take Ramirez’s place on the roster. The suspension will cost Ramirez close to $8 million in lost wages.

Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt released the following statement: “We share the disappointment felt by our fans, our players, and every member of our organization. We support the policies of Major League Baseball, and we will welcome Manny back upon his return.”
 05-07-2009, 07:30 PM         #238
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manny is no longer wanted in la



he has disgraced the game and the dodgers franchise




f**k mannywood!!!!!!!!




juan pierre>>>manny
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 Rique said:
This is why the Mets didn't sign him Dodgers will lose every game now and my Mets will win 10 in a row like I been tellin u pussies
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come on man lol.
if manny was with the mets, they'd be playing .500 ball and you know it.
and the mets aren't gonna win 10 in a row, until after the all star break. you'll see.
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 KiNgJaMeS305 said:
Ramirez’s drug used to stimulate testosterone

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In this Sept. 18, 2008 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Ramirez(notes) warms up on deck for a first inning at-bat against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball, becoming by far the highest-profile player ensnared in the sport's drug scandals.
In this Sept. 18, 2008 file ph…
AP - May 7, 12:33 pm EDT
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2008 fi…
AP - May 7, 1:51 pm EDT

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* MLB Gallery

LOS ANGELES – A source close to Manny Ramirez(notes) said Thursday that the illegal substance for which the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger tested positive was not “an agent customarily used for performance enhancing.”

At least not on the baseball diamond. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the drug was prescribed to address Ramirez’s erectile dysfunction.

However, two sources said the substance Ramirez tested positive for was a gonadotropin. Major League Baseball’s list of banned substances includes the gonadotropins LH and HCG, which are most commonly used by women as fertility drugs. They also can be used to trigger testosterone production. Testosterone is depleted by steroid use, and low testosterone can cause erectile dysfunction.

“Testosterone and similar drugs are effective for erectile dysfunction in that they jazz up your s3x drive,” said Charles Yesalis, a professor at Penn State University who has testified before Congress on issues of performance-enhancing drugs. “But far more clinicians accept that affect with Viagra and Cialis. It’s hard for me to understand if it was erectile dysfunction why they would use it.”
ADVERTISEMENT

Another physician with experience in international drug-testing said LH and HCG are occasionally prescribed for men “whose testicles have basically stopped functioning.”

The physician, who asked for anonymity because of his standing in the drug-testing community, said HCG is used to re-stimulate the testicles, primarily in men with a history of steroid use.

Ramirez tested positive for the substance during spring training, then had another portion of the same urine – a “B” sample – tested again more recently, and it also was positive. Major League Baseball notified Ramirez of the second positive test after Wednesday night’s Dodgers victory over the Washington Nationals. Ramirez admitted to having taken the substance and declined to appeal. His 50-game suspension begins Thursday.

“The substance is not a steroid and it is not human-growth hormone,” a source close to Ramirez said.

Ramirez, the source said, acquired the substance through a prescription from a doctor in Miami for his medical condition. The source intimated that Ramirez might bring legal action against the physician.

Ramirez released the following statement Thursday morning: “Recently I saw a physician for a personal health issue. He gave me a medication, not a steroid, which he thought was okay to give me. Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy. Under the policy that mistake is now my responsibility. I have been advised not to say anything more for now. I do want to say one other thing; I’ve taken and passed about 15 drug tests over the past five seasons.

An MLB official said that if Ramirez had a legitimate need for a drug on the banned list, he could have applied for a therapeutic exemption. Ramirez, the official said, did not ask for one.

HCG most recently made news when former major leaguer and admitted steroid user Jose Canseco was caught attempting to smuggle it into the U.S. from Mexico.

The Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement stated that Canseco admitted to bringing it across the border because “he is currently on a hormone therapy plan because his testosterone levels are extremely low due to his past steroid use.”

HCG and LH were added to the banned drug list by MLB a year ago. They have been banned for male athletes by the World Anti-Doping Agency since 1987.

The Dodgers, who have won a Major League record 13 consecutive home games to start the season, will be without Ramirez until July 3. Outfielder Xavier Paul was promoted from Triple-A to take Ramirez’s place on the roster. The suspension will cost Ramirez close to $8 million in lost wages.

Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt released the following statement: “We share the disappointment felt by our fans, our players, and every member of our organization. We support the policies of Major League Baseball, and we will welcome Manny back upon his return.”
50 games for usin Cialis i think id rather just get caught for steroids than he way this is starting to unravel. Talk about an L


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