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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Former MLB pitcher Jason Grimsley details bleak bout with addiction, profound recovery in new book

Grimsley did everything he possibly could do to survive in the game, taking human growth hormones, steroids, amphetamines – anything he could find to give him an edge.

Unlike thousands of others in the game who were believed to be doing the same thing, he was one of the few who were caught….

Grimsley spoke to federal agents without an attorney for two hours that April day in 2006, and for the next two months the feds kept asking him for names. They wanted the names of players. They wanted trainers. They wanted dealers. And they really wanted Barry Bonds.

The federal agents even asked Grimsley to wear a wire and speak to Bonds, who was ensnared in the BALCO investigation, to try to get him to confess to steroid use. Grimsley refused. His affidavit was unsealed in which he revealed names of players who he suspected might be using, but had no proof.

His home was raided by 13 FBI agents for six hours on June 7, 2006. He requested and was granted his release a day later by the D-backs. His career was over.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 29, 2022 at 09:31 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Miserable, Non-Binary Candy is all we deserve CoB Posted: November 29, 2022 at 11:35 AM (#6107149)
An article well worth a read, good for Jason.
   2. JimMusComp misses old primer... Posted: November 29, 2022 at 11:04 PM (#6107285)
Agree with #1 - quite a read....good for Jason...
   3. base ball chick Posted: November 29, 2022 at 11:32 PM (#6107286)
i would bet there are a ton of guys just like jason out there who feel useless once baseball is gone, and are depresssed and do alcohol/drugs - and we don't hear about the ones who don't make it

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