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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Colon linked to reputed steroid supplier

Bartolo Colon, the A’s pitcher suspended Wednesday for testing positive for testosterone, had his best year in baseball after training with a reputed steroid supplier, according to Major League Baseball’s Mitchell Report on the game’s steroids

So if they knew he was training with this guy then why wasn’t he caught sooner?

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: August 23, 2012 at 10:30 AM | 25 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Edgar James Olmos (chris h.) Posted: August 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM (#4215746)
On first read, I thought the headline said he was linked to a reputable steroid supplier.
   2. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: August 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM (#4215757)
His test results were released this morning. His blood was 68.2% barbecue sauce.
   3. The Fallen Reputation of Billy Jo Robidoux Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:05 PM (#4215784)
His blood was 68.2% barbecue sauce.


He was training with Franklin Stubbs?
   4. salvomania Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:06 PM (#4215787)
had his best year in baseball after training with a reputed steroid supplier,


So this was what, 10 years ago?
   5. Squash Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM (#4215802)
Isn't this kind of to be expected? It's not like he was cooking the stuff up in his gigantic kitchen.
   6. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM (#4215812)
It's not like he was cooking the stuff up in his gigantic kitchen.

Just another episode of Breaking Fat...
   7. Danny Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:25 PM (#4215821)
I'm glad the Chron brought in an "investigative reporter" to quote from the Mitchell Report.
   8. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM (#4215825)
I'm glad the Chron brought in an "investigative reporter" to quote from the Mitchell Report.

It's funny none of this gets reported BEFORE a positive test. I mean, if it's so widely known...
   9. Squash Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM (#4215850)
It's funny none of this gets reported BEFORE a positive test. I mean, if it's so widely known...

You mean you can't tell when a player gets that look in his eyes and you know he's going to hit a home run?
   10. flournoy Posted: August 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM (#4215873)
I really hate the phrase "linked to steroids." It doesn't mean anything beyond, "some guy said this other guy might have used steroids," but it's treated as though it's the final say.
   11. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: August 23, 2012 at 01:17 PM (#4215902)
Gee, could it be any more obvious at this point that this guy Presinal is one of the key players in the Dominican baseball steroid mafia? Anyone who trains (or trained in the past) with this guy or at his facilities down there is now going to be automatically looked at with suspicion.
   12. JJ1986 Posted: August 23, 2012 at 01:21 PM (#4215908)
So this was what, 10 years ago?


This actually is about 2005 and has nothing to do with what just happened.
   13. Athletic Supporter was shiny, now he's all rusted Posted: August 23, 2012 at 01:41 PM (#4215948)
Well, no ####, Sherlock, it's not exactly news that the colon and testes are close to each other.
   14. dejarouehg Posted: August 23, 2012 at 01:45 PM (#4215960)
Gee, could it be any more obvious at this point that this guy Presinal is one of the key players in the Dominican baseball steroid mafia? Anyone who trains (or trained in the past) with this guy or at his facilities down there is now going to be automatically looked at with suspicion.


I didn't RTFA, but players should be looked at with suspicion, especially those thriving in their late 30's and outpacing the rate of evolutionary growth. Anything outside the normal historical standard deviations engenders suspicion.

This is the legacy of Orza, Fehr, Orza (he's really twice as culpable as he ever gets blame for), Selig and all the other see-no-evil, speak-no-evil profiteers.


Jeter is looked at with suspicion now (c'mon, it didn't take an idiot like Skip Bayliss to make anyone at least think about it) because of the acts of his bretheren. Too bad - I hope he's legit.

   15. AROM Posted: August 23, 2012 at 02:20 PM (#4216021)
Just the name "Presinal" sounds like the name of some kind of steriod.

Seriously. Before reading this article, if you gave me this list - Defarol, Ganobol, Nerobol, Presinal, Predalon, Retabolin, Testaval - and asked which one was not a steroid brand name, it would be a pure guess.

Reminds me of Philander Rodman, father of 20+ children, for living up to your name.
   16. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: August 23, 2012 at 02:40 PM (#4216054)
Angel Persinal was banned from the WBC by MLB in 2009. I believe he is also banned from MLB clubhouses, but I'm not sure exactly when that happened. I think players who continue to associate with him know that they're going to arouse suspicion. OTOH and as noted above, Colon's association with him was like eight years ago.
   17. valuearbitrageur Posted: August 23, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4216278)
I didn't RTFA, but players should be looked at with suspicion, especially those thriving in their late 30's and outpacing the rate of evolutionary growth. Anything outside the normal historical standard deviations engenders suspicion.


Let's start with Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Nap Lajoie, Honus Wagner, Hank Aaron, and take it from there.

We must never rest, the HOF must be purified of these scoundrels!
   18. Walt Davis Posted: August 23, 2012 at 06:09 PM (#4216282)
If you choice is between a linked colon and an unlinked colon, I'm pretty sure you want the linked colon.
   19. Cooper Nielson Posted: August 24, 2012 at 01:53 AM (#4216474)
If you choice is between a linked colon and an unlinked colon, I'm pretty sure you want the linked colon.

There really should be a "Like" or "+1" feature on BBTF.
   20. Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin Posted: August 24, 2012 at 06:27 AM (#4216507)
I don't like colon jokes.
   21. Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle Posted: August 24, 2012 at 06:49 AM (#4216510)
If you choice is between a linked colon and an unlinked colon, I'm pretty sure you want the linked colon.

I would rather not be linked to a colon. Those things look nasty, and I am trying to have breakfast. I think I would rather be linked to Albright.
   22. Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin Posted: August 24, 2012 at 07:13 AM (#4216513)
   23. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: August 24, 2012 at 09:27 AM (#4216582)
*shudder*
   24. There's a bustle in Misirlou's hedgerow Posted: August 24, 2012 at 09:38 AM (#4216589)
I am trying to have breakfast.


Colon Blow?
   25. Who Swished In Your Cornflakes? Posted: August 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM (#4216688)
The 2005 Cy Young voting was as mad as I've ever been about one pitcher being favored over another simply because of wins. Johan Santana should have won that year, and it wasn't particularly close. Santana would've ended up with three straight Cy Young awards, making him the third pitcher to do so (after Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson, who each won four straight). Also, Presinal was the same guy linked to David Ortiz and Pedro Martinez. Pedro would've had four straight Cy Young awards as well, if not for Clemens' resurgence in Toronto.

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