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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:03 pm

i wanted to see big mac and jose right next to each other or see sammy all of a sudden forgeting english. so far its been nothing but corny jokes from congress and nervous bald white guys.
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Postby Nomar4prez » Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:11 pm

I thought the speech from the father was extremly powerful, and was exactly how I feel.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:12 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:I thought the speech from the father was extremly powerful, and was exactly how I feel.


missed that part.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:13 pm

I can;t believe people will waste their time listening to that. What did ou expect? It is a bunch of slimy politicians looking for some free publicity. They see a 60 minutes report and all of a sudden they are Baseball advocates...please.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:14 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:I can;t believe people will waste their time listening to that. What did ou expect? It is a bunch of slimy politicians looking for some free publicity. They see a 60 minutes report and all of a sudden they are Baseball advocates...please.


...said the guy who will watch it 12 times tonight on espn.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:07 pm

I heard a bit w/ some doctor saying 11% of minor leaguers tested were on 'roids. That's an interesting bit of sociological data IMHO. I turned it off though...too drony and I like my iPod better...
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Postby nettles3Ball-star » Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:29 pm

Some of it is overblown, but all in all I think it's relevant. Lots here at the Cafe derided the testing policy and the hearings provide an opportunity to ammend it. If nothing else let's hope something is accomplished to limit the impact of steroids on kids. Before brushing the hearings off why not wait them out and see what happens?
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Postby AcidRock23 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:41 pm

The problem is that chemists are likely to continue to be more clever, at least vis a vis chemistry, than legislators and, whatever substances are banned will have to be 'on a list'. A chemist can fiddle w/ something on the list to make something that mimics the effects that's not on the list. MDMA (extasy) was discovered by people researching MDA (speed) and was not illegal for some time as it was 'not on the list'. Balco type of operations will continue to do the same thing w/ 'roids.

SI had a sidebar type of blurb that insulin and workouts can also heighten muscle development 'unnaturally' but the insulin manufactured is undetectable as it's genetically engineered to be human insulin. Which everybody has in them.

I'm sure that a player or two would be aware of that too...and some of them are probably just shooting something different this year.

It must be VERY frustrating for the legislators to be so helpless...
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Postby AuburnTigers » Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:43 pm

March Madness is way more interesting.....looks like Alabama might get beat! HaHa
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