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    Re: Mark Prior No-hitter

    The guy had the temper of a roid head, as well.

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    Re: Mark Prior No-hitter

    Here is a jocose anecdote. My child is a Little League pitcher. Two or three years ago, every instructor used Mark Prior and his "towel drill" as the template, the apex, the pinnacle, the zenith, the prototype of mechanics to perfection. iguess he did not have a long half life as the archtypically perfect delivery. Or maybe not enough towels

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    Re: Mark Prior No-hitter

    Quote Originally Posted by writerdan33
    This is second hand information, so take it for what it's worth.

    But friends of mine who work in and/or play minor league baseball insist Prior juiced to help his quick rise to the bigs. They say the arm problems are at least partially due to his muscles/tendons/whatever being damaged and never completely healing after getting off the stuff.

    Like I say, take it for what it's worth. But the info comes from folks who watched/covered him on a regular basis.

    If true, it's very, very sad.
    Prior was only in the minors for about a month, right? BTW, I looked it up, and Prior made a grand total of 9 minor leage appearances before joining the Cubs, so I don't think someone who covered him in the minors would be the best source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue
    Biggio? Are you serious? Yeah, him and David Eckstein. Where did you hear that?
    Yeah, who's ever said anything about Biggio?

    I may be able to buy Bagwell, but I've never even thought about Biggio. Where do you hear things like this?

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    Re: Mark Prior No-hitter

    He didnt hear it, he made it up.
    Rabid Astros Fan !

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    Re: Mark Prior No-hitter

    FWIW, none of the writeups about this game I saw mentioned anything about a Prior injury. It was a strictly a pitch count thing (from Dusty!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue
    Yeah, him and David Eckstein.
    That's a funny comparison based on their numbers. I think it actually proves my point a bit better. Biggio's about to hit 300 HR's and Eck is coming close to 30.

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    Re: Mark Prior No-hitter

    Imagine your Dusty Baker. Your club is going no where. One of the best pitchers on your club coming off the D/L has reached 103 pitches. Are you really gonna jeopardize him for the future? The opposing pitcher is also pitching a shut out. You'd be a fool to leave him in longer than that. BTW......any suggestion that he's on roids or as been without proof is slander.........

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    Re: Mark Prior No-hitter

    Quote Originally Posted by writerdan33
    This is second hand information, so take it for what it's worth.

    But friends of mine who work in and/or play minor league baseball insist Prior juiced to help his quick rise to the bigs. They say the arm problems are at least partially due to his muscles/tendons/whatever being damaged and never completely healing after getting off the stuff.

    Like I say, take it for what it's worth. But the info comes from folks who watched/covered him on a regular basis.

    If true, it's very, very sad.
    This kind of stuff irks me. Please don't take it wrong, but I feel that Wood and Prior's problems are a result of Dusty Baker misusing both of those guys, leaving them in for games much longer than what he should, etc... Look at Prior, just like with every other player we insist are juicers, we look at their physical characteristics first. Prior does not look like a juicer.

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    Re: Mark Prior No-hitter

    Well at least Dusty made a correct call this time and not leaving his starter out there too long....this is what, the first time in about 50???

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    Re: Mark Prior No-hitter

    Quote Originally Posted by crazybob60
    Well at least Dusty made a correct call this time and not leaving his starter out there too long....this is what, the first time in about 50???
    Case in point 2003 against Florida. Dusty got lucky. There was a guy with the last name of Bartman at Wrigley that night to get Dusty off the hook for leaving Prior in longer than what he should've.

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    Re: Mark Prior No-hitter

    Quote Originally Posted by dman
    Prior does not look like a juicer.
    I am not saying he is one but you cannot just look at a guy and say he is juicing. A lot of the guys who are testing positive you wonder if it is a mistake because they do not look like juicers. Who was that guy we signed for ST who tested positive last year, Alex Sanchez? He certainly does not look like a juicer.
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    Re: Mark Prior No-hitter

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    I am not saying he is one but you cannot just look at a guy and say he is juicing. A lot of the guys who are testing positive you wonder if it is a mistake because they do not look like juicers. Who was that guy we signed for ST who tested positive last year, Alex Sanchez? He certainly does not look like a juicer.
    Good point Chip. Once you think of something like the Tour de France riders that have been testing positive that makes one think a little bit harder about the scenario, because they don't look like the "juicing" types neither.


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