Posts Tagged ‘steroids

30
Jun
09

Independence day for Manny

4th of July we celebrate or nation becoming independent and escaping the rule of the British.  July 3rd, well this will be Manny Ramirez’s Independence Day from suspension.  Fifty games ago Manny tested positive for a banned substance.  The Dodgers were in first place sitting on a 20-8 record after setting an MLB record for most consecutive home game wins to start off a season.

When Dodger nation woke and saw that their star they welcomed with open arms cheated, hearts of the people that bleed Dodger Blue sank.  How could this be?  Why did he do this?  How selfish.  After the initial shock wore off, we started to question the team.

The Dodgers were 20-8 when they lost Manny.  They were 6.5 games ahead of the Giants leading the NL West.  After the news of Manny the Dodgers blew a lead to the Nat’s and lost their first home game.  Dodger’s fans were truly going to see what their team was made of.  What impact did Manny have on this young team?  Could they deal with being in the spot light? Could their bats hold up?  Could they maintain the lead in the west for the next fifty?  Who was going to be the person to step up?

Well, our questions have been answered.  Over the next forty-seven games the Dodgers went 27 and 20.  Yes that does look like a big drop off from the first 30 but the Dodgers still have the best record in baseball and they are winning the West by seven games over the Giants.  While Manny was gone the man who clearly stepped up the most was Juan Pierre.

He is neither Hispanic nor French.....I wonder where he got his name?

He is neither Hispanic nor French.....I wonder where he got his name?

Juan clearly played as though each game was his last.  He was going to make the best of his playing time and it pulled the Dodgers through these last fifty.  The rest of our young lineup each had their moments as well in tight games.  The Dodgers have a record of 24-3 in one run games.  Most importantly we had a manager in the clubhouse who has been through this time and time again.  I am sure he is one of the biggest factors in helping the boys in blue keep their mojo.

Truly this young Dodger team proved they could pull their own weight while their slugger was going through hard times.  This was also a reflection of what Manny has taught this young team.  They listened to him and their bats held up through these fifty games.  The runs the Dodgers scored were virtually similar to when Manny was in the line up.  The only difference was they were playing mostly small ball.  The number of home runs was down but hits were up.  If anything gave in these fifty games it was streaky pitching towards the end of games.

So Friday Manny does come back to the Dodgers and is expected to start in left.  This will send Juan Pierre to the bench, but give Joe Torre a hot hitting bat in tight games for pinch hit situations.  I have a feeling Torre will rotate the outfield with days off and we will probably see Pierre play two to three times a week.  Manny’s return could not come at a better time.  We are getting ready to head east to play the Mets.  To make things better the Dodgers bats have cooled off a bit.  In the last ten games the Dodgers are 5-5.  To have a bat like Manny in the line up will for sure help us.

What Manny did was wrong and it was cheating.  As a Dodger fan I was truly disappointed in him.  Yet I will still cheer him on and even more I still want him on my team.  He has been a Kobe Bryant figure to this young team.  Manny, like Kobe coaches his teammates.  He has taught them all his hitting tricks, how to set up pitchers, and what to look for if a pitcher tips his pitches off.  He has been Don Mattingly’s assistant.

I know Manny will never hear the end of this but in Los Angeles we will welcome him back.  We will welcome him and support him the same way San Fran supports Barry or the way New York supported Clemens, A-Rod, Petit, Giambi, among others.  If we can expect anything from Manny it is the unexpected.  On one final note, the Dodgers coaches that have been working with Ramirez over the last 50 games said he has returned to form and gotten in his grove.  That same grove in which he belted home run after home run, which thrusted the Dodgers to the NLCS.  It is time for Manny to shut everyone up and turn a new leaf.

THINK BLUE-

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15
May
09

Manny Ramirez strictly number

Do you remember the days of late winter when spring training was right around the corner?  Do you remember how no one was bidding on Manny except the Dodgers?  Do you remember how Ned Colletti kept saying he was not going to bid against himself?  Do you remember how Boras was nitpicking at a million here and a million there in Manny’s contract?

On March 5th, Manny took his physical and the deal was made.  Manny was going to be wearing Dodger blue at least one more season.  According to ESPN.com “Ramirez gets $10 million this year, and $15 million in deferred money with no interest. A plan the sides discussed would have it payable in $5 million installments each from 2010 through 2012. If it winds up as a two-year deal, the plan called for $10 million each season, with three payments of $8,333,333 each from 2011-13.”

One sixth of the way through the season everything is looking rosy in Dodgertown and the hammer was dropped.  Manny tested positive for a banned substance.  After soaking in this suspension one week later, I can’t help but laugh at Scott Boras.  He literally spent all of that time nit picking minor details in Manny’s contract to get paid that extra dollar, using the motto “The price of gas is up, so is the price of Manny.”  I do understand that Boras was trying to get the most for his player and in the end more money for himself, but his shenanigans dealing with the Dodgers this off-season were merely ridiculous.

Flash-forward to today and Manny is serving his eighth game suspension of fifty.  What happens to Mannys or should I say Boras’s precious contract?  Well for testing positive for a banned substance and being suspended for fifty games Manny now loses nearly eight million of his 25 million dollar contract.

That is nearly one third of his two-year contract.  After all the issues that have stemmed around Manny in the past years, it will be interesting to see who wants this guy.  If the boys in blue do rally around Ramirez and he feels that they don’t jump off the Manny ship, I bet it is fair to say we could see Manny stay in LA for that second and possible several more years to come at a discounted rate.

What it always comes down to is stuff you learn as a kid.  Cheaters never prosper, and Scott Boras is a huge Douche Bag.

07
May
09

Baseball players Juice?

I woke up this morning to a text from a friend of mine saying “wow 50 games”.  The first thought that ran through my head was who on the Dodgers is injured.  I then walked out to the kitchen to make some breakfast when my girlfriend said Manny tested positive for steroids.  I could not believe it.  I turned on ESPN and sure enough they were playing Manny’s statement how he did not know.

As a Dodger fan I want to believe him and think that he did not know.  Yet how many times have we heard this from the guys who got caught juicing? Endless amounts.  Then I started to think, how could he have done this to the city, the club, the sport of baseball.  It is a very interesting time in the city of Los Angeles and for Dodger fans.  We are coming off of the best season start ever setting a major league baseball record yet we have just given the sports nation a chance to put an asterisk on this start.  An asterisk I will not deny.

It sucks to lose the Dodgers best hitter, yet it is not time to hit the panic button in LaLa land.  Last season the Dodgers had Manny for 27 games.  The Dodgers then made the playoffs.  When he came to LA we embraced him and accepted him with open arms.  He was brilliant and put on a hitting show only Ted Williams could rival.  When Manny’s suspension is up that will be July 3rd.  This means we will see him in the field wearing Dodger blue for the second half of the season, a much longer time than 27 games.

Chances are that when he comes back I am guess Manny will be clean and on a mission to prove that he is a great hitter minus the roids.  Aside from Manny the Dodgers already have a deep lineup, we will now have Juan Pierre start in left field which will bring us defense.  Pierre obliviously not the hitter Manny is yet a ok replacement.

How about the gipper Joe?  Torre has dealt with this situation in New York many times.  Clemens, Giambi, Petit and the list goes on.  If anyone knows how to handle a team with a player on steroids it is Joe Torre.  Over the next fifty games we will probably go 500.  When Manny gets back, well we will see what happens.

It is time for Either to prove that he can still hit without Manny, or that Matt Kemp is as good of a player without Manny.  This will be the one time that a team rallys around Manny and shows that they have his back through the good and the bad.  Manny will see that this city still loves him and that we know he messed up.  When Manny gets back, I am guessing it is going to be game on and we will all be able to see if he is truly a great hitter or if it was just the juice.

Until next timT-50 gamese-

30
Apr
09

A-Rod has man boobs

In the most recent allegations towards A-Rod, there is now conversation circulating that he has been using steroids since high school, and continued all the way through 2005 when he was with the Yankees.  According to ESPN A-Rod put on 15 poundso of muscle in the 2005 off season.  In the club house that year, A-Rod had nick names of Bitch Tits due to round pectorals, a condition called gynecomastia that can be caused by anabolic steroids.

Hilarious, comical, and another asterisk coming to the books in Cooperstown.  I can’t wait for him to get back and play baseball.  Now when he goes to bat, instead of having syringes thrown at him like they did to Barry, we can throw training bras at A-Roid.  Instead of seeing those lame Detials photo shoot pictures blown up in the crowd we can Photoshop pictures of A-Rod with boobs. This just gets better and better.  I wonder how cousin Yuri will take the blame for this one this time.  arodboob

25
Feb
09

A natural looking picture

 

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12
Feb
09

Steroids in the MLB benefits the fans

A-Rod, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwier, Sammy Sosa, Jose Canseco, Giambi, and so many others. When you think of baseball what do you think of? Saddly I no longer see it as Americas past time but a past time of Steroids. How ridiculous is it that every six months a new report comes out that indites yet another superstar of baseball.

How can I do this?

How can I do this?

The only people to blame are the people of baseball. The testing back in the day was ridiculous and it was widely known that so many guys were taking PED’s and not worrying as well as getting away with it. I have a proposition to get rid of all of this. To have PTI stop talking about A-Rods plea or Barry Bonds lack of knowledge, to hear about other sports rather than the BSL (baseball steroid league) .
The MLB should make steroids legal. For the average (not fanatic but average) baseball fan what do they like to see? Home runs and web gems. With steroids being legal then everyone could have a chance to match Barry Bonds *. It could turn Ichiro into a pitching machine (he was throwing mid ninties, split fingers, knucle balls, and curve balls the other day) and instead of hitting singles he could be hitting bombs.
It would help pitchers throw complete games and possibly see more fast balls break the tripple digits. Imagine every outfield player with speed that would make Usain Bolt jealous and the arm of Raul Mondesi. Could you imagine seeing Barry Bonds or Andrew Jones run a 3.5 40? Everyone in the outfield would have the leapers of Kirby Pucket (see his robbed home run in the World Series).
Stolen base records would go through the roof. Furcal on speed would easily break Hendersons record.
If this were to occur the BSL would have to extend the diamond to 120 feet in between bases, make the out field walls to dead center at 500 feet, and 450 down the lines. If they did these extensions imagine how many extra fans you could fill the stadium with. There would be so many more sideling seats which would bring those prices down thus pelaseing the fans. So to conclude this whacked out juiced up article. Steriods are great for the fans of baseball. More seats, cheaper tickets, and more bad ass super athlectic plays. The only record that would stand is Cal Ripkens consecutive games in a row. The guys would probably average 6 years in the majors and then either have their balls shrivle up to nothing or just die.
We need to ban not staking steroids….Let the JUICE begin-

 

 (Is it funny that three of the four players here once played in the bay area)

(Thanks a lot BALCO)

10
Feb
09

Your child will be a felon if he/she plays guitar hero

It’s funny how three out of the four major celebs (unless you still think skateboarding is a crime) in this video have gotten in trouble big time with the law and the media. Guitar hero PR people must be loving this. Who would have ever thought that out of a Skater, baseball player, basketball player, or swimmer, the skater would not be the fuck up of the group. This is how the ad should look.

The only thing that would make this ad better is if Chris Brown were in it-

Looks like Wrigley is going to need a new spokes person




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