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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Memorabilia dealer wants the juice on former NY Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado

Quick…get pus-oozing bacne expert Murray Chass on the fixed-line!

But Delgado and Reyes are together again — this time in Nassau County Supreme Court. Sports memorabilia dealer Spencer Lader and other defendants in the case want Reyes, now with the Blue Jays, to tell them under oath what he knows about Delgado’s relationship with Anthony Galea, the controversial Toronto sports medicine doctor — and human growth hormone proponent — who pleaded guilty in July 2011 to transporting misbranded and unapproved drugs into the United States.

“I’m not saying Delgado used steroids, but I do have a right to know if he did,” Lader says. “We thought his name had commercial value, but everybody knows players linked to steroids have no commercial value.

“I want to be the first person in memorabilia to keep these people accountable,” adds Lader, whose Authentic Memorabilia made headlines in 2007 when it marketed Darryl Strawberry- and Jason Giambi-autographed baseballs that said “Everybody deserves a second chance.”

...Lader’s attorney Robert McKay subpoenaed Reyes last year to question him about Galea, the Canadian physician who agreed to a plea deal and was sentenced to a year of supervised release in December 2011.

“Did he have acne on his back? Did they talk to each other about Galea or steroids? We have a right to ask those questions,” Lader says.

...Delgado never did reach the 500 home run club. He hit 473 home runs in a career that ended with a whimper. Delgado played in just 26 games for the Mets in 2009 before his season ended that May with hip surgery. Hip problems are a long-term side effect of performance-enhancing drug use, Lader notes.

“We thought he would be a 500 home run player but his body broke down,” Lader says. “If he used performance-enhancing drugs it was a misrepresentation and we have a right to know.”

Repoz Posted: January 27, 2013 at 06:49 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: January 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM (#4355936)
“I’m not saying Delgado used steroids, but I do have a right to know if he did,” Lader says.

Yeah, I'm thinking "no you don't."
   2. SoSH U at work Posted: January 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM (#4355946)
“We thought he would be a 500 home run player but his body broke down,” Lader says. “If he used performance-enhancing drugs it was a misrepresentation and we have a right to know.”


We thought he'd be better, but he used them performance-enhancing drugs that make a guy worse. That's not fair.
   3. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: January 27, 2013 at 12:17 PM (#4355953)
Wait, a memorabilia dealer is suing Jose Reyes to try to find out if Delgado used steroids? That strikes me as extremely ridiculous. I don't know anything about legal standing, but as a bit of common sense this strikes me as something that he has no right to dig into through the court system. I mean, if you got Lindsey Lohan's autograph in 2004, can you sue Jamie Lee Curtis to see if Lindsey was using drugs on the set of The Parent Trap? It makes about as much sense.
   4. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: January 27, 2013 at 12:21 PM (#4355954)
Did he have acne on his back?


I honestly get the feeling that Murray Chass put this idea in his head. It's sad that Chass could contribute another weapon/talking point for steroid accusers.
   5. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: January 27, 2013 at 12:31 PM (#4355962)
It's called an investment.
   6. AJMcCringleberry Posted: January 27, 2013 at 12:39 PM (#4355968)
A memorabilia dealer is trying to make it known if Delgado did steroids, because if it becomes known that Delgado did use steroids it would drive down the price of his Delgado memorabilia.

...What?
   7. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: January 27, 2013 at 12:50 PM (#4355972)
I think the idea is that his Delgado memorabilia isn't worth a whole lot to begin with, and his argument is that's because Delgado's career was shortened by injury. So he apparently wants to sue _somebody_ and try and recoup his investment that way. He figures if he can prove Delgado did steroids, he can then argue they harmed his career and then can sue for damages. Or maybe he figures if he annoys enough people for long enough, someone will get so tried of him that they will settle.

I sometimes am ashamed to share a species with people like this.
   8. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: January 27, 2013 at 01:22 PM (#4355986)
I sometimes am ashamed to share a species with people like this.

Only sometimes? Some days you're like 'This dude is just misunderstood'?

   9. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: January 27, 2013 at 01:27 PM (#4355991)
Sometimes I'm able to just ignore it without thinking about it.
   10. valuearbitrageur Posted: January 27, 2013 at 01:57 PM (#4356008)
Hip problems are a long-term side effect of performance-enhancing drug use, Lader notes.


"Notes"?

Not "claimed"?

Not "made up" just like the back acne correlation?

And this is all about HGH, a known placebo?

Edit: snarky anti-journalist remark removed when I realized it was NY Daily News.
   11. valuearbitrageur Posted: January 27, 2013 at 02:02 PM (#4356011)
Delgado signed an agreement with Lader in 2006 that made Lader his exclusive autographed memorabilia dealer. Lader says he later brought in other partners, including Nitin Doshi, the wealthy owner of a Long Island medical imaging company. The deal had soured by 2009 when the ex-Met filed suit in Nassau County Supreme Court, claiming that Lader, Doshi and the other defendants stiffed him out of at least $767,500

...

In a suit filed last summer in Central Islip federal court, Lader says Delgado was paid a “substantial portion” of the $325,000 the memorabilia dealer and his the other defendants agreed to pay him for the first year of a two-year deal.

But the slugger proved difficult to work with. Delgado signed A-Rod baseball bats — instead of bats with his own name — and sent those to the memorabilia dealers to sell, the lawsuit says. His signature was “virtually invisible” on blue Mets caps because he used a black pen. His autograph was smudged on signed baseballs. The memorabilia Delgado supplied to his partners, the suit says, were “worth nothing or close to nothing.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/memorabilia-dealer-juice-delgado-article-1.1248819#ixzz2JChx5Ytl


So, the real story is these guys tried to stiff Delgado, he sued, and they created this frivolous suit to harass and hopefully embarrass him in hopes of settling the other.

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