Re: Gary Matthews Jr. Linked To Steriods?
I don't get this at all. Matthews really did NOTHING special last year but put the ball in play more. Like JoJo said, everything else was typical of Gary.
Reading the article on SI.com it stats 2004 was when he was SENT through the mail a prescription for HGH. Which is why I am believing this is ulitimately a witch hunt for someone blaming a "fluke year" that CAN be repeated (Not nessicarly easy but it CAN be repeated) on HGH.
Honestly, I really don't care if GMJ did this or not. That situation is irrellavent if you look at 2004 HGH to 2006 numbers. Expecially if he DID get drug tested.
That would be like next year if Dunn hit .294 with 59 homeruns. Someone would scream steriods cause the JUMP from .242 to .294.
GMJ's average jumped from .254 to .313. Previous year .272, he's been at or around .300 for some time...
If he would have hit 40 homeruns, I would say you have a case..but whats the point.
Label this a witch hunt.
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