Saturday, February 7, 2009

A-Rod Part of the Steriod Club

With the recent allegations by Sports Illustrated that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for anabolic steroids (citing four different authoratative sources)in his MVP year of 2003, it is clear to me who are the greatest home run hitters of our era and the only legit members of the 500 Home Rub Club. . . .





That's right, The Big Hurt!!

and the Kid!!


Dave said...

How do you know that Thomas and Griffey weren't on steroids too?

Rob- AKA "VOTC" said...

Griffey gets hurt too much. If he was on 'roids his recovery time from injury would be quicker than it typically has been. Frank Thomas is the same size he was as a rookie, unlike Sheffield, Bonds, Sosa, McGwire and even A-Rod (look at his 1994 cards)

I'd bet on it.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the many examples of why Baseball sucks.

Now in Australia, when the country's leading, most popular and recognisable cricketer (a sport often compared to baseball, only interesting to watch in small quantities, as opposed to baseball which is never interesting to watch) was caught taking a weight loss pill with a diuretic in it, he was suspended for a year. And he was suspended during the World Cup, which is the the most popular (and arguably) most important cricket tournament.

IkesCards said...

Actually, Junior's frequent recent injuries are a reason to suspect steroid use (aside from just getting older). The exact same thing happened to Big Mac in his career, particularly the end. IIRC, the gist of the discussion is that while steroids allow your muscless to recover more quckly, they do not assist joints, ligaments, etc... in recovery. In fact, the quick muscle recovery time may actually degrade non-soft tissue areas (joints, etc...) more because they are given less time than they need to recover.

I don't know what Jr's injuries have been, but Big Mac's problem wasn't that he couldnt' recover from a mass / muscle stand point. He couldn't make it around the bases or even swing a bat correctly because his joints, particularly the knees, had failed him.

Not sure size as a rookie vs size now is an indication of steroid use. Arod was how old when he entered the league, 18 or 19? Heck he was still a kid and had some growing to do. Heck, look at Jordan. The Jordan on that Fleer rookie card looked nothing like the guy who won six rings (or the fatty who couldn't win in D. C.).

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