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Click Here (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)

In this article, he takes shots at BALCO and Barry Bonds. He also admits to using a couple of different steroid creams given to him by BALCO people. He also makes it seem like Bonds may know more about the ins and outs of BALCO than Bonds has let on.

    Originally posted by Gary Sheffield via SI.com
    "The only thing Greg Anderson does is what Barry tells him to do," Sheffield says. "Barry ran everything. If I'm training and if he sees Greg making me do one curl too many, it's an argument: 'I told you, don't have him do no more than he needs!' So I knew Greg was a puppet. All these guys around [Bonds] were puppets.

    "They used to confide in me about how they hated it. I told them, 'You knew what you were getting into. You accept his money. You accept the status when you're around him. But you don't want to deal with the backlash of what comes out of his mouth, and you want to complain to me.'"
(Greg Anderson is Bonds' personal trainer that has been indicted as well.)

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On Ichiro (among others):
    Originally posted by Gary Sheffield

    Ichiro Suzuki? "Two hundred singles? Come on. That doesn't make you a great hitter. If I didn't care about hitting the ball hard and hitting it out of the park, I'd hit you singles all day long. Any guy can go out there and get a single if that's all you try for. I ain't impressed."

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I think the thread should have been called "Barry Bonds and Gary Sheffield break up". The best part of the story is how Bonds stole Sheffield's personal chef and then after he did he called Sheffield to see why he wasn't working for him any more, thats such a Bonds move.
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I actually remember reading the article Sheffield is refering to; it's been sticking in the back of my head since he and Bonds were linked to BALCO, because it was all about Bonds insane off season training (and how Sheffield couldn't get up and whined and went home - which obviously Gary gets to dispute now).

The thing is, I thought I remembered reading it in ESPNMag (actually, on ESPNMag.com back when either they were allowing you articles for free, or I wasn't paying to read 'em). Maybe the 09/17/01 one? Doesn't have a good enough description, but it'd intersting to read in the context of everything that's gone on after.



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So, Sheffield admits to using steroids (sure, he didn't know it, that's why he wrote the checks to BALCO) and he gas admitted to throwing baseball games. How has he not been booted from the game? When Rose bet on baseball he was tossed. When the Black Sox tanked games, they were tossed. Sheffield thinks people are real stupid if he wants to public to believe he didn't intentionally use steroids, but he got away with the public's stupidity once already. I mean, it is not like the drug dealing friends of Sheffield's uncle Doc would have tried to benefit financially from his 'youthful indiscretions'.



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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    So, Sheffield admits to using steroids (sure, he didn't know it, that's why he wrote the checks to BALCO) and he gas admitted to throwing baseball games. How has he not been booted from the game? When Rose bet on baseball he was tossed. When the Black Sox tanked games, they were tossed.


The difference between Sheffield's tanking games and the Black Sox is that the Sox were paid specifically to do so, (even St. Jackson).

Rose's betting on baseball is an entirely seperate issue.

    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Sheffield thinks people are real stupid if he wants to public to believe he didn't intentionally use steroids, but he got away with the public's stupidity once already. I mean, it is not like the drug dealing friends of Sheffield's uncle Doc would have tried to benefit financially from his 'youthful indiscretions'.


Pretty reckless accusation there.


All that said, there should still be at least some hearings among the baseball muckymuck about the steroids.



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