David Kirkpatrick

June 2, 2010

Ken Griffey Jr. retired tonight

Ending a great 22-year career as an excellent slugger for years. It’s a bit odd in a way, but how his career gradually wound down with no unexpected huge homer years or shocking bulking up makes him a prime (and maybe one of the only) examples of an almost certain non-juicer in the performance enhancing drugs era.

October 21, 2009

Cuban is for steroids

Mark, I did this post just for you.

From the link:

“If somebody thinks it’s controversial, fine. To me, it’s just common sense. I’m sure I’ll hear about it [today] that ‘Cuban is for steroids.’ “

February 17, 2009

Bud Selig is an idiot …

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 12:23 pm

… if he thinks the steroid era isn’t going to be the sum total of his legacy as head of Major League Baseball.

From the link:

In the volatile wake of Alex Rodriguez‘s admission that he used performance-enhancing substances earlier this decade, Bud Selig remains bothered by the suggestion that he is to blame for Major League Baseball’s steroids era.

“I don’t want to hear the commissioner turned a blind eye to this or he didn’t care about it,” Selig told Newsday in a Monday phone interview. “That annoys the you-know-what out of me. You bet I’m sensitive to the criticism.

“The reason I’m so frustrated is, if you look at our whole body of work, I think we’ve come farther than anyone ever dreamed possible,” he said, adding, “I honestly don’t know how anyone could have done more than we’ve already done.”

February 7, 2008

Roger Clemens exposed?

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 12:18 am

Is future MLB Hall of Famer (well, maybe depending how all this goes) Roger Clemens about to be exposed as a user of steroids and other substances? He’s already been deposed for an upcoming grilling in Washington and he’s said he never used substances now banned by professional baseball.

The pitcher is scheduled to testify before Congress next week. If his ex-trainer has the goods on him with this evidence that testimony should become a lot more interesting.