Friday, November 09, 2007


Say It Ain't So, Matty

Earlier this week it was reported that former Giant great Matt Williams had purchased HGH and other steroids in 2002, leading to more of the same end-is-nigh gobbledegook from people who think that baseball is tarnished for good now.

Fear not, Giants fans and fellow Matty lovers, because this is a non-story, and I'm sure Matty is still an OK guy. HGH wasn't banned until 2005 (Williams ordered it in 2002), and he used it under the supervision of a doctor to treat an injury. If Williams did intend to use these drugs to help his performance, it hardly worked, as he was pretty mediocre in 2002 and 2003, the last two years of his career.

No, this whole thing is yet another phony "out" piece done by the same jackholes who wrote Game Of Shadows in their continued attempts to make big names for themselves. Lance Williams and Mark Fainu-Whateverhisnameis seem to fancy themselves the next Woodward and Bernstein, but I think most people just wish they would go away.

It's pretty much been proven that HGH does nothing to improve athletic performance, Williams obtained the stuff when it was not banned by MLB, and it clearly didn't affect his performance at all. There are no reports that he used anything in his peak years. So, then...who gives a shit? This is only a story because HGH is labeled as evil by a bunch of people who don't know anything about it. If there's something that can actually help a ballplayer stay healthy, i.e. make it so you can watch your favorite players, isn't that a good thing?

The answer: I don't know, it's Friday, I'm tired, and here's a random video. Have a good weekend!

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