Regardless if it helps the layer perform better or not it's still illegal! Is there a way for baseball to stop this or is this one that baseball will just stick their head in the sand? Do I believe the 80% number? NO. Do I believe that it is rampant thru baseball? Absolutely! It disturbs me that the game may or may not be compromised and that anytime a guy has a resurgence or comes back from injury quickly I am gonna wonder if he is dirty! That bugs the hell out of me
HGH is not like steroids where there are many negative long term side affects that go along w/ the short term benefits. From everything Ive learned HGH is perfectly okay from a health stand point.
this is what HGH will do for you !!
I think adding the expansion teams had much more to do with these power bursts than anything.
McGwire hit 12 HRs in 1998 against the D'Backs, Marlins, and Rockies, not too mention the unknown variable of taking talent away from the other teams.
Another point I'd like to make is the MLB stars get better as they age through their 30's until they begin to lose bat speed. Hank Aaron, for instance, had his best three AB/HR ratios in his late 30's, much like Bonds and McGwire.
The difference being, he only was getting 500 PA's a year, rather than 700.
Mays had a similar effect.
What if the MLB implemented a zero tolerance policy? Do you think guys would risk using PEDs if they messed up and got caught that they wouldn't be allowed in the MLB ever?
Why should a person have to, potentially, put his health in jeopardy to compete with other players who don't mind being cheating dogs?Dangers of Human Growth Hormone!
To be completely transparent, there is a need for human growth hormone injections for a specific population group. HGH has been shown to be useful in the treatment of children and adults who have significant growth hormone deficiencies. However, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists strongly warns against the use of growth hormone injections for those with overweight/obesity issues or as an anti-aging treatment.
Robert N. Butler, M.D., the noted gerontologist has also weighed in on this matter. According to Dr. Butler, “Although hormone-replacement trials have yielded some positive results (at least in the short term), it is clear that negative side effects can also occur in the form of increased risk for cancer, cardiovascular disease, and behavior changes.”
One of the main dangers of human growth hormone injections is the unregulated effect it can have on the overproduction of IGF-1 concentrations. This can lead to some very serious side effects like:
Swelling in the arms and legs
Carpal tunnel and arthritis-like symptoms
Headaches and general muscle pain
Abnormal growth of the bones and internal organs
High blood pressure
Hardening of the arteries
And whether baseball does or does not test for them is irrelevant. It is against the law. There are some FDA-approved reasons for doctors to prescribe synthetic HGH. I did not see "to become a cheating-dog baseball player" on that list.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!
I want to know why all the uproar over anabolic steroids, HGH, and testosterone, but nobody seems to care about amphetamines. They have been in the game for decades, they were illegal and nobody cares. Why do we care about cheaters from the "steroid era" but not from the "golden age of baseball". A cheater is a cheater is a cheater. One can't be worse than the other.
What if this is as good as it gets?