Thursday, December 13, 2007

I Avoided Being Named in the Mitchell Report

Well, the Mitchell Report is out. The names currently in the headlines are Miguel Tejada, Clemens and Pettitte, as well as Paul LoDuca and our own Eric Gagne.

Not that Gagne is a surprise, exactly, but you'd like to avoid having your new $10 million closer associated with HGH.

As for former Brewers named in the report, it's a fairly illustrious group. Ron Villone, Fernando Vina, Josias Manzanillo (don't remember him), Gary Bennett, David Bell, and Steve Woodard. Yeah, don't think that performance enhancing drugs really helped those guys so much.


Brad said...

Can't wait to hear Vina discuss it on Baseball Tonight...if he ever does.

Steve Woodard??

Goldy said...

Josias Manzanillo (don't remember him),

Wasn't he the guy who murdered somebody in Central America?

OK, I know he isn't but I can't remember that guys name.

Goldy said...

OK, remembered who it was:
Julio Machado.

matt said...

That was Julio Machado, I think.

woziszeus said...

Ugeuth Urbina (sp?) attached some guys on his ranch with machetes somewhere in Central America.

Steve Woodard?!? I guess doing Tae Bo that one offseason in which he dropped 50 pounds wasn't enough.

Anonymous said...

Matt, you avoided being named because you weight 117 pounds soaking wet.

JamJam said...

Turn-Blow and Ricky Bones were also mentioned. Also, the report mentions a quote from then-Brewer managar Phil Garner:
Similarly, in an article that appeared in early August, days before stories first appeared about Mark McGwire’s use of androstenedione, then-Milwaukee Brewers manager Phil Garner told a reporter of his first-hand knowledge of a player’s steroid use:

'There was one kid, 27, who was cycling steroids, and I asked him, ‘Do
you realize you could need an artificial heart when you’re 40 years
old?’. . . He said, ‘I don’t care what happens at 40. All I want to do is be
the biggest, baddest, guy I can be right now.’

In his interview with our investigation, Garner acknowledged that he had known one major league player who used steroids while playing for him, but Garner refused to identify the player because it was more than five years prior to the interview and Garner did not believe it was necessary for this investigation to look that far back in time.