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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Books Burns Barry Bonds

--posted by Tony Garcia on 3/07/2006

A new book details Barry Bonds steroid regimine.
The authors, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, describe in sometimes day-to-day, drug-by-drug detail how often and how deeply Bonds engaged in the persistent doping. For instance, the authors write that by 2001, when Bonds broke Mark McGwire's single-season home-run record (70) by belting 73, Bonds was using two designer steroids referred to as the Cream and the Clear, as well as insulin, human growth hormone, testosterone decanoate (a fast-acting steroid known as Mexican beans) and trenbolone, a steroid created to improve the muscle quality of cattle.

BALCO tracked Bonds' usage with doping calendars and folders -- detailing drugs, quantities, intervals and Bonds' testosterone levels -- that wound up in the hands of federal agents upon their Sept. 3, 2003 raid of the Burlingame, Calif., business.

Depending on the substance, Bonds used the drugs in virtually every conceivable form: injecting himself with a syringe or being injected by his trainer, Greg Anderson, swallowing pills, placing drops of liquid under his tongue, and, in the case of BALCO's notorious testosterone-based cream, applying it topically.

According to the book, Bonds gulped as many as 20 pills at a time and was so deeply reliant on his regimen that he ordered Anderson to start "cycles" -- a prescribed period of steroid use lasting about three weeks -- even when he was not due to begin one. Steroid users typically stop usage for a week or two periodically to allow the body to continue to produce natural testosterone; otherwise, such production diminishes or ceases with the continued introduction of synthetic forms of the muscle-building hormone.
If they can ban Pete Rose for breaking baseball's rules (gambling) using outside sources (prosecutor records) then I say it is time to boot Barry Bonds out before he tarnishes baseball's record books any further.

2 Comments:

Blogger TexSport Publications said...

Bonds is washed up. His may be looking at hard time (or as hard as it can be in a federal prison). He should be banned from baseball for life and all his records thrown out.

I have posted an article on my blog http://texsportpub.blogspot.com

Please feel free to drop in and leave any views or comments, no matter how ridiculous they are.

March 07, 2006  
Blogger Douglas said...

I was going to send you an email, but I couldn't find an address...

Hello!

I'm writing to ask for your assistance. I'm presently writing a paper that will be submitted to the International Workshop on Weblog Ecosystems, which will be in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in May of this year. I'm writing a paper on the Minnesota Organization of Blogs, and I would like to take a survey of members of the MOB to see how the MOB compares with other profiles of bloggers, and the general public.

All of this data will be kept strictly confidential.

Age:

The reason I'm asking about age is because there was a recent journal article that said three out of four LiveJournal bloggers were between 16 and 24 years of age. I know we have a much wider spread, but I'd still like to be able to compare it.


Marital Status:

The reason I ask this is because Nick Coleman said that bloggers were the lonely guys listening to police scanners. I know this is not the case, but I want to compare it with the general population


Level of Education:

Nick inspired me to this one as well, when he compared journalists to astronomers. I believe we are significantly more educated than the general public, but I want to confirm this.


How do you read the blogs you read regularly? Do you surf a blogroll, use an RSS aggregator, use the favorites menu in your browser, etc.

The reason I ask is because other papers haven't discussed this, and I was curious.


How many of your regularly read blogs are other MOB blogs? How many of your regularly read blogs are outside the MOB?

The reason I ask this is because I'm curious as to how many of the visits to MOB blogs are from other MOBsters, and how many are from outside the MOB.


What was your traffic for the month of January? (Be honest, now! If you can give both visits and page views, that would be great)

The reason I ask this is because I plan to say "The MOB received x visits and y page views in January." Your number will just get added together with all the rest. I get less traffic than most members of the MOB, so I'm definitely not interested in comparing individual stats.


If I can get this information from you by this Thursday, that would be great.

Best wishes,

Dr. Douglas Bass

March 07, 2006  

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