August 19, 2011

Former Met Is First Player to Test Positive for H.G.H.: Mike Jacobs, a first baseman in the Colorado Rockiesí organization who has played more than 500 games in the major leagues, including dozens with the Mets, is the first professional baseball player to test positive for human growth hormone, a banned performance-enhancing drug.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 03:27 PM - 1 comment

I was going to question the need to point out he's a former Met and then I saw it was the NY Times and figured they needed to tie it to NY in order for their local readers to care about it.

I have to say it's surprising he admitted to doing it. He could have tied it up in the appeals process for a long time and only have to deal with the "alleged HGH user" tag. It doesn't make it right for using HGH, but at least he didn't try to hind behind a bullshit excuse.

posted by cabuki at 08:55 AM on August 20, 2011

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