Did Aaron use Steroids? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to General Talk

Did Aaron use Steroids?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Did Aaron use Steroids?

Postby noseeum » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:51 pm

This is really interesting.

Some circumstantial evidence:
http://www.protrade.com/content/Display ... f05e1a00a7

Here's Waxman's speech:
http://oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=816

Press release from 1973:
http://reform.democrats.house.gov/docum ... -66425.pdf

Congress asked Bowie Kuhn, baseball commissioner, in 1973!!!, to do something about steroids and amphetamines. The only reason they didn't name names was because they were concerned it might encourage more use by kids.

Babe Ruth. The true home run king! Oh wait, sheep testes and alcohol. Willie Mays! Oh wait, greenies. Ken Griffey Jr! The home run king! At least for now. ;-7
noseeum
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1697
Joined: 1 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Did Aaron use Steroids?

Postby mweir145 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:53 pm

Anabolic steroids were prevalent in baseball when he played (this doesn't seem to be common knowledge for most people, surprisingly), so it's a possibility.
Last edited by mweir145 on Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:57 pm, edited 2 times in total.
25
mweir145
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Eagle Eye
Posts: 16784
(Past Year: 85)
Joined: 3 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Toronto

Re: Did Aaron use Steroids?

Postby WickedSmaat » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:56 pm

You still have to hit the ball.
Image
WickedSmaat
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Graphics ExpertPick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 2068
Joined: 2 Oct 2005
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Shooting for par

Re: Did Aaron use Steroids?

Postby noseeum » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:00 pm

mweir145 wrote:Anabolic steroids were prevalent in baseball when he played (this doesn't seem to be common knowledge for most people, surprisingly), so it's a possibility.


I have to stay his stat spike following a clear decline makes me wonder. Add in that Tom House was a teammate and three players on the same team hitting 40.

Very very interesting if you ask me.
noseeum
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1697
Joined: 1 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Did Aaron use Steroids?

Postby noseeum » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:06 pm

WickedSmaat wrote:You still have to hit the ball.


That home run king thing was snark. I'm in the "Bonds is King" camp.
noseeum
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1697
Joined: 1 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Did Aaron use Steroids?

Postby jlm53089 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:07 pm

Fact: Everyone does Steroids.
Image
jlm53089
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 3058
(Past Year: 4)
Joined: 6 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Tampa, praying for a new stadium.

Re: Did Aaron use Steroids?

Postby WickedSmaat » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:11 pm

jlm53089 wrote:Fact: Everyone does Steroids.


I thought we covered this in the other thread.

Fact: Sexiness leads to additional home runs.
Image
WickedSmaat
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Graphics ExpertPick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 2068
Joined: 2 Oct 2005
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Shooting for par

Re: Did Aaron use Steroids?

Postby dclark0699 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:54 pm

WickedSmaat wrote:
Fact: Sexiness leads to additional home runs.


If that were true I would have had more than three in highschool.
Image
dclark0699
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1775
Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Ohio State University

Re: Did Aaron use Steroids?

Postby fezzik » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:19 am

I thought it was interesting that when espn was doing a piece on Arod today and referring to the tarnishing his image would take, they mentioned he would never be thought of in the same way as Ruth, Mays, and someone else...I forget...but the point is it wasn't Aaron, because I remember noting the omission...perhaps a subtle implication that they doubt Hank was clean? :-?
Image
fezzik
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Eagle Eye
Posts: 2415
Joined: 9 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Inside my head

Re: Did Aaron use Steroids?

Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:08 am

fezzik wrote:I thought it was interesting that when espn was doing a piece on Arod today and referring to the tarnishing his image would take, they mentioned he would never be thought of in the same way as Ruth, Mays, and someone else...I forget...but the point is it wasn't Aaron, because I remember noting the omission...perhaps a subtle implication that they doubt Hank was clean? :-?


Too bad Mays and Ruth weren't clean either.
25
BronXBombers51
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 11944
(Past Year: 116)
Joined: 8 Apr 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Next

Return to General Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: unioreimi and 5 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Thursday, Apr. 17
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Atlanta at Philadelphia
(1:05 pm)
Cleveland at Detroit
(1:08 pm)
Toronto at Minnesota
(1:10 pm)
Seattle at Texas
(2:05 pm)
LA Dodgers at San Francisco
(3:45 pm)
Colorado at San Diego
(6:40 pm)
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh
(7:05 pm)
St. Louis at Washington
(7:05 pm)
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Boston at Chi White Sox
(8:10 pm)
Kansas City at Houston
(8:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact