Results tagged ‘ PED ’
We ALL know where I sit on this douchenozzle Ryan Braun.
I covered it HERE.
I pointed out the multiple stories the clown had been selling to different parties HERE.
I chronicled how the lousy f***in’ cheat threw a hard working man under the bus just to save his name & preserve his cash right HERE.
I have covered this big old ugly mess from day one.
And if it wasn’t obvious then (which you’d have to be a mental midget to see the Braun fiasco as anything more than him “O.J.-ing the system”) I just wonder what Braun’s defenders are saying now?
When news broke about Biogenesis, a now closed anti-aging clinic in Florida that had been supplying Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Ryan Braun and a slew of other athletes with PEDs, Braun’s initial response was that he had merely worked with the lab as a consultation for his then ongoing appeal of a 50 game suspension for use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Well, now it seems that his statement is just another load of horses*** from a guy who has been dealing in that stuff for some time now.
The list was written in April, in the hand of Biogenesis of America clinic founder Anthony Bosch. Among the names is the Milwaukee Brewers‘ Ryan Braun, and to the right of that name is a figure: $1,500.
That list, a source familiar with Bosch’s operation told “Outside the Lines,” indicates that those players received performance-enhancing drugs from Bosch and owed him money. The document, one of dozens obtained by “Outside the Lines,” suggests a closer link to Bosch and the now-shuttered clinic he ran in Coral Gables, Fla., than Braun has acknowledged.
The list is not definitive proof that Braun either received or used PEDs — either would be a suspendable offense under Major League Baseball policy — but may draw him more squarely into the spotlight as the league investigates the scandal and tries to draw the interest of law enforcement.
The Brewers outfielder was first connected to Bosch in a Yahoo! Sports report last week — citing a different document — that did not connect his name to drugs. Braun explained the report by saying he had consulted with Bosch during his successful appeal of a positive drug test a year ago. Why he consulted with Bosch, who is not a physician but presents himself as one, has not been made clear.
I am just getting kind of tired of stating the obvious and any sanctimonious “everyone is innocent until proven guilty”‘s can be checked at the door.
This is not a court of law, it is the court of public opinion and the guy is as dirty as one can get.
He used PEDs. He popped hot on a test.
He first claimed that he didn’t fail a test, but when it became obvious he did he claimed it was a false positive.
When he couldn’t make the false positive claim stick he turned the guy who administered it into the boogeyman, a guy who has nothing better to than to tamper with MLB player’s tests results for one reason or another.
And then as he sat silent his teammates came to his defense, only making the situation more of a sea of bulls*** than it already was:
[Jonathan] Lucroy said there was more to the situation than Braun has said publicly, and his explanation to teammates, Lucroy said, has been convincing.
“I’m not going to get into the details, but if you knew what we knew, people would be like, ‘Wow,’ ” Lucroy said, adding that he understood why Braun has elaborated only in private. “You’ve got to do that because it’s his prerogative. It’s up to him, it’s his choice. And honestly, if some of the things came out, it would be a lot more negative than positive. There are reasons.”
Now here we are a year later and his name once again comes up with shady dealings & PEDs.
His initial response tries to deflect the damage but very quickly it is once again quickly shown to be an over-sized load of bulls***.
I sense a pattern developing.
Word to the wise. If you want to gauge if Ryan Braun is lying just take a look and see if his lips are moving because that’s your first clue.
OK, now you can boo him.
And throw some dirt on the Rays season while you’re at it.
Manny Ramirez was one step ahead of the law Friday when he abruptly
quit retired from baseball, which appeared ready to slap him with a second suspension, this one for 100 games, after he again violated the sport’s drug policy.
Manny, 38, bailed.
He shut it down faster than the federal government ever could.
Manny just contracted so here we are.
So much for him being part of the marketing push for the new ballpark that was going to help keep the club in the area.
In the end it was just Manny Being Dirty.
One thing’s for sure: He will not be wearing a Rays hat in Cooperstown.
Who am I kidding? Like there is a chance in hell he will find his way into the Hall of Fame without having first purchased a ticket.
The last time around, in Los Angeles, he was caught using a fertility drug.
Bet the Rays had twins when this news came down.
Scratch one cleanup hitter.
What a sordid episode.
What an embarrassment.
True, the optimist might say the Rays got the inevitable Manny headache out of the way early. Manny’s career here lasted about 119 minutes — OK, six games, really, five of which he played in, one hit in 17 at-bats, with his last plate appearance Wednesday afternoon.
Who will ever forget it? Manny’s last swing will go down as a pinch-hit fly out.
But it doesn’t help the perception, and maybe the reality, that this Rays season is already a goner. While Manny avoided suspension, the Rays will serve out the remaining 155 games of their 2011 sentence. They began the season 0-6 and the only question is who in this B-squad lineup is going to step up and not hit in Manny’s place. We haven’t even mentioned the grim prospect of Casey Kotchman Bobblehead Night.
But I digress.
Back to Manny Being Dirty.
As recently as two years ago Ramirez would have been a no-brainer, with tape-measure Hall of Fame credentials.
Now he gets in a line that might never move, with Barry Bonds, with Rafael Palmeiro and Mark McGwire, with Roger Clemens and the rest. Manny will always be the guy who got nailed cheating not once, not twice, but three times (remember that 2003 list that Arod & Big Sloppy were found on?).
That, my friends, is what thou calls a “tainted legacy”.
“Obviously, it’s not going to help,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said.
Manuel Aristides Ramirez smashed 555 home runs and drove in 1,831 runs, but he was hardly ever in a place where things didn’t end badly, though the speed of his departure here was truly stunning.
When Maddon sat Ramirez for most of Wednesday’s game at Tropicana Field, and announced Manny would also miss Thursday’s game in Chicago to attend to a “family matter,” there were some raised eyebrows. After all, Manny played the part of the happy camper all spring training. He sold himself to a lot of people. There were no troubling signs as the season began, unless you count 1 for 17.
Who would have ever thought this guy would have been so stupid to use, and get caught using, again?
Well you can’t see me right now, but I kind of look like this image you see to your left.
Perhaps even more embarrassingly, the Rays got caught giving him another chance.
They said up front there was always a risk. Damn right there was.
It’s hard to tell what real impact this will have on this season. I mean, the Rays were clearly capable of not scoring runs with Manny.
They didn’t have much invested in him ($2 million) and there was always a chance he would have nothing left, something I thought while watching him last season. Maybe the Rays should have gone after Vladimir Guerrero after all.
But they didn’t.
They rolled the dice on this assclown, one with a long, sordid history of screwing over entire organizations.
So once MLB released a statement stating that the league notified Ramirez of an issue with the drug policy, something he is very familiar with, and he abruptly decided to quit instead of facing a 100-game suspension since this would have been his second positive test.
Basically he took his ball and went home. It’s not really surprising with how the tail end of Manny’s career went.
Manny pretty much quit with the Red Sox when he showed his displeasure with his contract situation by not running out ground balls and possibly bringing his game down to intentionally not produce until he was traded to the Dodgers.
That whole mess of a situation along with his suspensions clearly shows Manny had no respect for the game of baseball. His latest move of quitting six games into the season is a joke, but one where no one should be surprised.
In the end, the game of baseball is a lot better off without Manny Ramirez.
Good freakin’ riddance.