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savafan
11-19-2011, 05:46 PM
Very encouraged that baseball seems to be doing most things right currently.

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/19/4066790/report-mlb-to-begin-testing-for.html


Major League Baseball's new collective bargaining agreement, which should be announced next week, will include blood testing for human growth hormone for the first time, according to a report.

Citing two people briefed on the matter, The New York Times said Saturday that MLB's new labor deal will call for blood testing to begin when players report for spring training in February.

WVPacman
11-19-2011, 07:03 PM
Thats great news!! now maybe they can catch the dang lance berkman using the juice;)

oneupper
11-19-2011, 09:17 PM
Pujols should sign as fast as possible.

kaldaniels
11-19-2011, 09:21 PM
Your move Albert.

Yeah oneupper beat me to the Pujols reference but I say keep em coming.

kaldaniels
11-19-2011, 09:23 PM
Also wasn't there sniping on here earlier this year about whether or not hgh even improves performance?

Strikes Out Looking
11-19-2011, 10:19 PM
I had the same thoughts about a certain St. Louis 1b. It will be interesting to see what his statistics are in 2012.

paintmered
11-19-2011, 11:42 PM
I'm shocked the union agreed to this.

marcshoe
11-19-2011, 11:45 PM
Next year should be interesting.

fwiw, even though I'm pretty strongly anti-steroid, I've long had questions as to whether hgh were really as dangerous. Admittedly, I'm more ignorant on the subject than opinionated. Can anyone clarify this? I could google it, but I'm lazy.

GADawg
11-20-2011, 10:14 AM
anyone familiar with how that works...as far as how long that kind of thing would stay in one's system?

hebroncougar
11-20-2011, 12:55 PM
I wonder how far off Prince Albie's stats will fall. NOt quite as far as Berkmans............ I'm betting some new "off season program" will have them showing up to camp smaller than ever.

reds1869
11-20-2011, 01:20 PM
Bud Selig is trying to rescue his legacy on the way out the door. And that is a very good thing for baseball.

dougdirt
11-20-2011, 02:28 PM
Really? Come on guys, I expected better from you. How has no one said "so now we know why TLR retired"?

MattyHo4Life
11-20-2011, 02:49 PM
Really? Come on guys, I expected better from you. How has no one said "so now we know why TLR retired"?

I'm disapointed in all of you. I mean really... nobody has asked what Chris Carpenter will tell his son yet? Cmon....I expected more for you guys. :p

dougdirt
11-20-2011, 02:51 PM
I'm disapointed in all of you. I mean really... nobody has asked what Chris Carpenter will tell his son yet? Cmon....I expected more for you guys. :p

Touche.

Strikes Out Looking
11-20-2011, 09:48 PM
The reason we didn't write any of the things suggested above is that we really don't want to talk about things that happened in the past.

nemesis
11-20-2011, 10:12 PM
anyone familiar with how that works...as far as how long that kind of thing would stay in one's system?

HGH is a constant use drug. It's not like your standard steroid where as you take it and get results within a couple weeks. HGH is a built up kinda supplement.

Takes about 6 months to really take hold in your system and do it's magic. Once you pass that 6 month mark you can go off of it for a few weeks at a time before it burns up, but it will still linger in your system during the time off. A MLB player to get real benefits off of it will have to keep the IU's coming daily all season. So it really becomes a Russian Roulette situation. Do it and hope they don't call your number or don't at all and hope your body doesn't fall apart.

SIde effects while on HGH include bone growth that is mostly noticed by teeth becoming gapped, elbows and knees becoming more knobby and a forehead that blots out the sun.

When you come off of it, a big tale tell is a big hard gut... So we shall see. We shall see.

Wheelhouse
11-20-2011, 11:56 PM
Very encouraged that baseball seems to be doing most things right currently.

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/19/4066790/report-mlb-to-begin-testing-for.html

So long Albert Pujols 2-week recoveries!

savafan
11-22-2011, 07:06 PM
I've been looking, but I haven't seen anything yet outlining discipline measures for positive tests. Are we to assume that it is the same set-up as for performance enhancing drugs?

gilpdawg
11-23-2011, 01:38 AM
I've been looking, but I haven't seen anything yet outlining discipline measures for positive tests. Are we to assume that it is the same set-up as for performance enhancing drugs?

I believe I saw something like that on Twitter. Maybe Olney, can't remember, that it was indeed the same penalty as other PEDs.

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Jpup
11-23-2011, 02:32 AM
From what I understand, there is a lot that has to be worked out before this actually happens.