Rick Ankiel recieved HGH in 2004

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Rick Ankiel recieved HGH in 2004 

Post#1 » by SportsWorld » Fri Sep 7, 2007 5:17 am

Buster Olney reported this just a few minutes ago on Baseball Tonight.
What a fraud.
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Post#2 » by FaTaL » Fri Sep 7, 2007 5:24 am

too bad, lets see how selig reacts
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Post#3 » by Bleeding Green » Fri Sep 7, 2007 5:24 am

Is he still on it? If so, oh well.

EDIT: Ah, it's from 2004 from before HGH was banned.
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Post#4 » by SportsWorld » Fri Sep 7, 2007 5:26 am

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Post#5 » by Posey H8er » Fri Sep 7, 2007 5:29 am

SportsWorld wrote:Link

Ankiel, who flamed out mentally and physically as a pitcher earlier this decade, only to return to the majors as a slugging outfielder last month, has evoked comparisons this season to Roy Hobbs and Babe Ruth.

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Post#6 » by SportsWorld » Fri Sep 7, 2007 6:01 am

Hobbs was on the HGH too. That's how he hit that clock.
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Post#7 » by bigboy1234 » Fri Sep 7, 2007 6:59 am

Off with his head!
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Post#8 » by Rodanlee » Fri Sep 7, 2007 7:33 am

no... that was wonderboy
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Post#9 » by bigboy1234 » Fri Sep 7, 2007 7:36 am

Also a couple fun facts for the day.

1. HGH wasn't illegal in baseball in 2004.

2. HGH has shown no way to help baseball players. Read, learn, have fun.

Also, funny how this "huge" story comes out on the day he has 2 HR and 7 RBI, just saying.
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Post#10 » by OzzyAZ » Fri Sep 7, 2007 10:01 am

Bonds/McGwire etc haven't been on HGH since baseball banned it, but that doesn't seem to help their case.
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Post#11 » by High 5 » Fri Sep 7, 2007 11:53 am

Too bad. Ankiel was my role model.
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Post#12 » by 34Celtic » Fri Sep 7, 2007 12:29 pm

This explains it all. Really though who cares, its only when a big name player gets caught that anyone pays attention. Does anyone care that Randy Velarde, etc juiced?
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Post#13 » by Worm Guts » Fri Sep 7, 2007 12:38 pm

What happens when people realize taking HGH supplements helps you live a longer, healthier life? Will athletes be allowed to use it then?
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Post#14 » by Basketball Jesus » Fri Sep 7, 2007 12:46 pm

No way. BECAUSE HGH IS SOOO LIKE STEROIDS MAN!
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Post#15 » by RapsVC15 » Fri Sep 7, 2007 1:40 pm

Lame attempt by a lame newspaper to tarnish this guys image.
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Post#16 » by meatball sub » Fri Sep 7, 2007 2:37 pm

That chaw he had in his lip during that 2 hr, 7 rbi performance yesterday was actually a wad of HGH. CHEATER!
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Post#17 » by mizzoupacers » Fri Sep 7, 2007 3:12 pm

TJ11 wrote:Lame attempt by a lame newspaper to tarnish this guys image.


The Daily News has won multiple Pulitzers. And unlike a lot of shady Internet reporting, this story names names and offers up fairly specific details. I'd bet the story is essentially correct.

The question is what to make of it. According to the story, Ankiel had a doctor's prescription to take HGH, and he stopped receiving HGH before it was banned by MLB. So unless there is more to the story than has been reported so far, he didn't break any rules.

Also, as has been pointed out there is uncertainty as to whether HGH poses any long-term health consequences, or whether it does anything significant to enhance athletic performance. Which calls into question why MLB would need to ban HGH.

As it stands, this story is a far cry from steroids/Barry Bonds et al.
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Post#18 » by GYBE » Fri Sep 7, 2007 3:18 pm

bigboy1234 wrote:Also, funny how this "huge" story comes out on the day he has 2 HR and 7 RBI, just saying.


Well, I think it's probably related to the Rodney Harrison story. I believe they have the same source.

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Post#19 » by meatball sub » Fri Sep 7, 2007 3:45 pm

Doesn't HGH help recovery time? That would help an athlete tremendously, and even if there aren't muscle building benefits (which there are mixed reports on) the recovery benefits would help any athlete who would like to reduce aches and pains.

It would be beneficial to all athletes that would like to have their muscles recover. With that said he allegedly had it in 2004 when it wasn't a banned substance so I don't see what's wrong with that, as long as it isn't/wasn't banned you can't really knock a guy for it.
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Post#20 » by 34Celtic » Fri Sep 7, 2007 3:45 pm

mizzoupacers wrote:The question is what to make of it. According to the story, Ankiel had a doctor's prescription to take HGH, and he stopped receiving HGH before it was banned by MLB. So unless there is more to the story than has been reported so far, he didn't break any rules.


Well this is part of a bigger story. I guess his doctor placed phony prescribtions to a number of athletes. Rodney Harrison is also involved, as is the Steelers trainer and Cowboys QB coach. I could be wrong but from what I've heard they are all part of the same sting.
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