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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Untold and Insanely Weird Story of A-Rod’s Doping Habits (and why MLB quietly banned EPO, cycling’s drug of choice)

Rodriguez told Bosch that he wanted him to speak with Conte on the phone and hear out the rival self-proclaimed sports chemist’s ideas.

It was a meeting of the doping scientists, likely rife with professional jealousy, and an eager patient at the ready. We now know what Bosch says came next: a doping protocol possibly unprecedented in baseball, further lies and, ultimately, another lesson learned by MLB.

...this reads like fan-fic.

Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: July 30, 2014 at 11:03 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: a-rod, alex rodriguez, balco, epo, peds, steroids

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   1. Lars6788 Posted: July 30, 2014 at 02:33 PM (#4760562)
The illustration in the story is funny though nothing to do with A-Rod horsing around.

On his supposed use of Actovegin as described in the story:

"During that meeting, Bosch claimed Rodriguez had told him to look into procuring a certain substance, as part of his protocol administered by Galea. In his notes, Bosch actually spelled out “Activagen,” which is an obscure horse bone paste with no known benefit to athletes, but even A-Rod isn’t that weird: When Bosch described the stuff to baseball officials as consisting of insulin-like growth factor 1, they realized which substance he really meant."
   2. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: July 30, 2014 at 03:21 PM (#4760647)
obscure horse bone paste with no known benefit to athletes
Enough with the centaur jokes already. Sheesh.
   3. Bitter Mouse, Space Tyrant Posted: July 30, 2014 at 03:24 PM (#4760656)
Enough with the centaur jokes already. Sheesh.


NEVER enough with those.
   4. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 30, 2014 at 03:33 PM (#4760671)
"Insanely weird story" is quite the exaggeration. "Surprisingly detailed story", maybe.
   5. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 30, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4760678)
   6. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 30, 2014 at 03:59 PM (#4760704)
"Victor Conte was, as any casual sports fan can tell you, the Pablo Escobar of performance-enhancing drugs."

Over-the-top analogies are, as any sentient reader can tell you, the pedophilic Visigoth flesh eating virus of writing.
   7. Non-Youkilidian Geometry Posted: July 30, 2014 at 04:16 PM (#4760730)
"Victor Conte was, as any casual sports fan can tell you, the Pablo Escobar of performance-enhancing drugs."

Over-the-top analogies are, as any sentient reader can tell you, the pedophilic Visigoth flesh eating virus of writing.

Pablo Escobar's Wikipedia entry describes him as "the most powerful and wealthiest drug lord in history". Victor Conte used to play bass for Tower of Power.

What more do you want?
   8. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: July 30, 2014 at 05:19 PM (#4760816)
It's not the crime
And it's not the thought
It ain't the deed
It's if you get caught
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 30, 2014 at 05:25 PM (#4760827)
In his notes, Bosch actually spelled out “Activagen,” which is an obscure horse bone paste with no known benefit to athletes, but even A-Rod isn’t that weird:


Well, at least he's apparently not a cannibal.
   10. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: July 30, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4760829)
Pablo Escobar, as any casual fan of Robin Williams' early standup career can tell you, was the Victor Conte of cocaine.
   11. alilisd Posted: July 30, 2014 at 06:49 PM (#4760894)
In his notes, Bosch actually spelled out “Activagen,” which is an obscure horse bone paste with no known benefit to athletes, but even A-Rod isn’t that weird:


Well, at least he's apparently not a cannibal.


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