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Say it ain't so, Rafael!

Orioles' Palmeiro suspended 10 days for violating steroids policy.
Might he be charged with perjuring himself before Congress when he denied ever using steroids earlier this year? Stay tuned...

Of course, he denies it: >> While he didn't deny testing positive for the drugs, he insisted that ingesting them was an accident. << Yeah, right -- he just had them hanging around the house and took one by mistake!

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(NT) (NT) Don't worry Libs, perjury is NOT a crime

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Disgusted,Disappointed,Let Down

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I have felt this way all day and wish it weren't true.But, it is.I have lived in Baltimore my entire life and have been an O's fan(hence the name gooslojo=GO O'S LOrraine JOhn)since I was able to crawl.I feel embarrassed for Raffy,the Orioles and my city.

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(NT) (NT) Give the benefit of doubt

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I Hope There Is An Explanation...

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but I can't help but think,in the public's eye, that the damage is done.

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(NT) (NT) HOF : Yes or no, now?

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(NT) (NT) This Pains Me---NO

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Testing ?

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Should any player with 500 plus home runs now be automatically tested?

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Yes, but it will never happen

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The Players Association is too strong and besides there's always that civil rights thing we always hear about in the real world.

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And I thought his drug of choice was Viagra.

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Or maybe he just needs the Viagra after steroid use shrank his nuts to the size of peanuts, shelled.

Rob

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I thought Steroids

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'pump' you up, and if so and if Viagra works the same way, could Viagra be full of steroids no man realizes and thus, the 'accidental' ingestion on his part?

TONI

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Anabolic steroids are systemic (affect the whole body

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via the endocrine response) and causes the increased accumulation of muscle bulk, whereas Viagra is a localized vaso-dilator (it dilates afferent blood vessels, particularly increasing blood flow to the genitalia). I'm unaware of any similarity of action or of pharmacology or of possible false positives but that doesn't mean much, there's a lot to know about this stuff.

Rob

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Who said anabolic?

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The article didn't even specify steroids at all -

On Monday, baseball announced he was being suspended, though it did not say when Palmeiro tested positive or for what substance. Palmeiro stood by his statements to Congress and said he didn't know what caused the test result.

Even should it actually turn out to be steroids it could have been a catabolic steroid such as prednisone often prescribed by vets and looking much like plain aspirin that could easily be taken by accident (you ever get an aspirin for a headache from a friend?).

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I heard Viagra can give a false positive for steroids.

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If course, he is supposed to declare all medications on taking the test.

Not that I give a rat's about professional athletes or sports anyway.

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If that's true, it might explain it

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But if not, his "I don't know how that stuff got into my system" claim rings pretty hollow, especially since he serves on the players' substance abuse committee!

Ironically, it's starting to look like Jose Canseco isn't the liar everyone said he was.

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Palmeiro Faces Congressional Perjury Probe

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Congress to Probe Whether Rafael Palmeiro Committed Perjury in Steroids Testimony.

>> "As a practical matter, perjury referrals are uncommon. Prosecutions are rare," House Government Reform Committee chairman Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., said Wednesday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

"But this is a high-profile case, so I think it will get an honest look-see. I don't think anyone can avoid it." And then Davis added: "If we did nothing, I think we'd look like idiots. Don't you?" <<

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Just a technicality nit, but ...

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... does testing positive NOW prove he lied to Congress THEN? On a strictly legal/logic basis I would say it doesn't. I think they would have to get him back up there under oath again and have him proveably perjur himself. I think the chances of that happening are slim to none.

Evie Happy

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Maybe they will maybe they won't file, but

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If we did nothing, I think we'd look like idiots.

Too late to avoid that by being involved in it with the big publicity stunt congressional investigations they had already. Not what they should have been doing, and they wouldn't have if it hadn't meant lots of media coverage and free advertising for their name recognition in the next election.


JMO

Roger

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Latest: Lee Mazzilli fired as Orioles manager

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No details yet as to whether there's any connection to the Palmeiro story.

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See Ya Lee!!

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Raffy or not,he had to go.The O's were in first place for 60+ games and now they're 10.5 behind Boston.Unbelievable!!!Good Riddance.

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