Let them have flaxseed

This is going to be my new snakeoil – or, as it would seem, flaxseed oil – for training. According to Barry Bonds, he thought he was taking flaxseed oil, not growth hormones. Either way, he’s an idiot. A) This kind of flagrant cheating, lying, and illegal drug use warrants jail time…or B) If he really thought it was just flaxseed and that everyone’s foot goes from a 10.5 to 13 while taking it, then he’s so stupid it warrants jail time. Either way, lock him up. I mean, that kind of stupidity is just dangerous. That’s the kind of stupidity that justifies someone killing people because they thought it was just like the video games they play…or some other jackass thought process. But really, does anyone believe him? Here’s some info the book Game of Shadows and Sports Illustrated:

You hear all that noise from the Bonds camp and yet most conspicuous is the silence on challenging the facts of the case. Shadows succeeded because it couched nothing and stood unchallenged. My favorite fact: the authors detail in their afterword the freakish growth of Bonds’ body parts in his years with the Giants: from size 42 to a size 52 jersey; from size 10 1/2 to size 13 cleats; and from a size 7 1/8 to size 7 1/4 cap, even though he had taken to shaving his head.

“The changes in his foot and head size,” they write, “were of special interest: medical experts said overuse of human growth hormone could cause an adult’s extremities to begin growing, aping the symptoms of the glandular disorder acromegaly.”

Some more interesting info…

When Bonds entered the league in 1986, he was a wiry phenom listed at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds. In the 2001 season, he was 6-2 and pushing 230 — a linebacker in a baseball uniform.


~ by Indy on February 27, 2007.

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