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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:13 PM

Ruh row

Major League Baseball has announced it will begin testing for human growth hormone during the 2013 regular season.

http://www.cnn.com/

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warrior1 Jan 2013 OP
MissMarple Jan 2013 #1
FSogol Jan 2013 #3
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #2
onethatcares Jan 2013 #4
FSogol Jan 2013 #5
Yavin4 Jan 2013 #6
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #7

Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:46 PM

1. Hoo boy! At least they get a heads up.

Why haven't they done this before?

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Response to MissMarple (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:03 PM

3. No. There wasn't a reliable test for it until recently.

Baseball tests for performance enhancing drugs and recreational drugs.

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Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:01 PM

2. Why?

 

It's an entertainment product. The players should be able to play as well as they can and recover from injury as fast as possible so they can do what they get paid ludicrous amounts of money to do, entertain people. Sports is show business the same as broadway shows or a Black Sabbath concert. Pretending that sports are something different or special or pure is ridiculous. They should allow or even encourage performance enhancers.

Why wouldn't you want your $20 million player to play as well as possible and be on the field/court/ice as much as possible?

That's my take anyway.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:03 PM

4. well hell yeah

they can even line up endorsements.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:04 PM

5. Because of all the wannabe athletes (kids) that will start taking the stuff. n/t

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:07 PM

6. Movie Stars Take 'Roids

Arnold, Stallone, Mickey Rourke, and others have even admitted to it.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:13 PM

7. Not to mention other enhancers.

 

A bit of coke before you go onstage for energy, a bit of weed for inspiration, whatever helps. Would Poe be Poe without his medicine? Would Hemmingway? Stephen King?

I love Bill Hicks' take on music and drugs.

It's no different in sports.

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