Byrd 7th PED Player Bust of over 10 This Year-MAKE BASEBALL FUN AGAIN Hat Sale #PEDs

BASEBALL FUN AGAIN Hat Sale as Baseball Still Struggles with PC, #PEDs Marlon Byrd was the SEVENTH PED bust in 2016 – there were only five all last year -with the 162 game suspension of two-timer and  last year  #SFGiants   BYRD; we thought it timely to run our ‘MAKE BASEBALL FUN AGAIN ‘ hat sale and thoughts. Since this story was written several months ago there have been at least three more #PEDs busts, by far the most #steroids indictments from direct MLB drug tests in years, if ever.  (Most previous indictments have been a result not of direct drug testing but as a secondary result of either the Biogenesis bust or the...

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BARRY BONDS – HE REALLY SAID THAT…

  OAKLAND A’S – SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS HALF PRICE Pre-season Tickets Click above then scroll down new screen to this picture and click for DEAL!       BARRY BONDS – HE REALLY SAID THAT...    Barry Bonds said it  at press conference Sat. Feb 20 introducing the new hitting coach of Miami Marlins. The only previous coaching experience for the controversial home run king (who hit most of his 700+ homers after coming to the Giants where the age of 32 including 70 in 2002 for the Giants) was a spring training stint last with with the San Francisco Giants..     Not the first time for such direct comments from Barry Bonds, known for...

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Looking Back 10 Years at Barry ‘FREE’ Bonds & Steroids As It Took Over Baseball

Click here to subscribe to mailing list   OPEN LETTER TO ANDREW BAGGERLY re  9-13-15 column re. ‘Time for Giants to Retire Bonds (25) Number’  Giants can do whatever they want  but the sooner they close ties with Bonds it will help to clean up their PED reputation – assuming that is what Baer & Co wants per his statement last year that the Giants want to start steering clear of PED players… Before Bonds came to the Giants (pre-PEDs generally accepted) he was a .289 hitter averaging 25 homers a yeare his first seven years – hardly MVP stats. Sure, if you want to count the following 13 years with cartoonish PED numbers...

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GIANTS LATEST DEAL FOR BYRD DOUBLY TROUBLING FOR TRADITIONAL BASEBALL FANS

  President Larry Baer said Giants ‘Wary of Adding Players with PED Pasts’ Then Adds Three More in Past Two Years ‘Have we gone that far away from HONEST sports today that nobody cares anymore, and the Giants can , basically, thumb their collective noses at past drug testing efforts by MLB – weak as they may have been – especially now, in light of Barry Bonds‘ acquittal of all legal charges related to his PED and perjury allegations?’  With major league attendance and TV viewing down significantly since 2000 and the steroid era, MLB should perhaps  scrutinize  potential trades like  this latest trade, bringing another player with a PED past to the San Francisco Giants    ...

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EDITORIAL – DeflateGate Minor Stuff Compared to Steroids in Baseball

EDITORIAL – DeflateGate  Minor Stuff Compared to Steroids in Baseball   Much has been written  of late about the ‘terrible crime’ and obfuscation by Tom Brady and the New England Brady for deflating footballs in  the football playoff(s) last year.       Instead of spending so much time on Tom Brady and ‘DeflateGate’ why do n’t the strong East Coast media come out West to liberal San Francisco and start going  after baseball and steroids, which REALLY affect the outcome of ball games in a locale and game where there is little scrutiny of a much more serious issue  which  also  causes injuries and even deaths.  DeflateGate was the result of a weak...

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SF Giants Minor Leaguer ‘Encouraged To Cheat’ -How Pervasive, Symptomatic of Team?

  On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Game of Shadows we visit a related, recent  story that went ‘under the radar’ when first out not long ago  ….    SF   Giants Minor League Player Encouraged To Cheat -How Pervasive Is This (if true)?   “I didn’t have an ‘out’ pitch. One way you can develop an ‘out’ pitch is by cheating,” he said. “One of the coaches kind of suggested that to me.” – Garrett Broshuis, former #SFGiants Minor League Player Deflate-gate. Pine tar ‘advantage zone.’  We hear about more and more ways teams and sports figures today may be  ‘cheating’  their sports , but none more than, perhaps, this one still ‘under...

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Bonds Clearance Legitimizing PEDs, Bringing Him Closer to Hall of Fame

When Bonds Got To the Giants, there were no such discussions like the one above because Bonds ran the insane asylum.Bonds was the Giants multi-million ‘Golden Boy’ who outlasted the managers,   trainer,   owner, announcer and Jeff Kent and a lot of players he didn’t get along with.  Mild-mannered Managers Baker and Bochy would never get into a heated argument like the above with Bonds and upset the Giants PED, er, apple cart.  That’s why  Bonds left Pittsburg – because they didn’t stand for his temperament – and that’s why Baker left the Giants, because the world centered around Bonds in San Francisco – to the point he is still welcomed back to...

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Latest Player Poll Indicates PED Use Still Widespread in Baseball

Latest Player Poll Indicates PED Use Still Widespread in Baseball   Despite what  Major League Baseball will tell you, that performance enhancing drug use in baseball has all but been eradicated, a recent poll of 143 MLB players will tell you quite the contrary.   In an anonymous poll for ESPN the Magazine, 143 MLB players shared their opinions on a wide range of baseball topics, including PED use, as reported by By Alex Skillin of SB Nation on Mar 24, 2014 Regarding the percentage of players who are currently using PEDs in MLB, the 143 players polled estimated that 9.4% of current players in MLB are taking some type of PED. ESPN quoted three anonymous players on...

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UNLIKELY SF GIANTS 0.99 ERA THROUGH 9 PLAYOFF GAMES

UNLIKELY GIANTS PITCHING BETTER IN PLAYOFFS THAN REGULAR SEASON     GIANT  ‘RAG TAG’ CREW SPORTING OTHERWORLDY 0.99 ERA THROUGH LAST  9 PLAYOFF GAMES     ‘Esplain me Lucy’  how a team,    quite frankly, with only one bonafide playoff-caliber  starter can have a 0.99 ERA through nine consecutive playoff games? Even teams with top flight pitchers ala Detroit and Los Angeles Angels don’t do this – has it ever been done before?       #sfgiants, #playoffs, #peds   We just saw Detroit’s big three of Price, Verlander and Sherzer knocked out of the playoffs  this year as well as the Angel’s solid staff but here come the little Giants with a rag tag group of over-the- hill and unproven young talent suddenly...

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San Francisco Giants – Interesting look back at Bruce Bochy Era – Bochy Over-rated?

As we go into the 2014 World Series it’s interesting to note that PEDs may have already been affecting baseball’s world series 25 years ago today when the Giants played the A’s in the 1989  ‘Earthquake Series, ‘ as we later learned that Mark McGwire and Jose Conseco of the A’s were hitting at a record clip with the help of Creatine and other PEDs at the time. Who would have thought that 25 years later the Giants are likely, as we see it, still using PEDs perhaps even moreso than what we saw back then.     We also have learned in recent reports   that new PEDs, even though hardly detectable in testing-...

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Don’t Be Surprised To See SF Giants Go All The Way Again

 Names Change  Year to Year but San Francisco Giants modus operandi the Same in 2014   Don’t be surprised to see the underdog San Francisco Giants bash – or, at least, beat whoever, all the way to perhaps their third World Series win in five years. And, don’t be surprised to see in the starting  lineup players like Joe Panik and, especially, Travis Ishakawa – who you wouldn’t have imagined starting a playoff game even two months ago.  It’s typical of the Giants to find what they call ‘lightning in a bottle’ as they did with unlikely people like Cody Ross-and, for awhile Jose Guillen in 2010, Marco Scutaro and others in 2012 (not to...

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BONDS, BASEBALL MAY SKATE FREE AGAIN – See Court Hearings

  9th Circuit Court Could Overturn Barry Bonds 2011 Perjury Conviction, Make Him A Free Man – Would Baseball Suffer?    After years of legal wranglings — and many more years of apparent steroid use to enhance  his and the  San Francisco Giants’ numbers and records – Barry Bonds may soon be free of  illegal convictions.   performance enhancing drugs in baseball, drugs in sports Click here to subscribe to mailing list   Watch the latest 9th Circuit Court of appeals  opening session regarding the Bonds appeal to overturn his 2011 conviction.         The 11-judge  federal  9th U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals gave signs of overturning Bonds’ 2011 ‘obstructing of justice’ conviction.  9th Circuit Judge William Fletcher...

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