October 20, 2003

40 subpoenas for "big-time atheletes".: BALCO clients are being called to testify this week. Among the list: Jason Giambi, and Barry Bonds. Anyone surprised? Not Surprised? Any predictions regarding awards ( ie: Olympic medals?), or endorsements?

posted by lilnemo to culture at 04:19 PM - 15 comments

Ooo, this is going to be a fun one. C'mon, who's got a lead on the complete list? Will they take away Bonds' home runs? Hmm? Hmm?

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:37 PM on October 20, 2003

btw, here's how you can use the Fourth Amendment to protect yourself "if you are unfortunate enough to get arrested for steroids."

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:58 PM on October 20, 2003

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." I'm not sure how one would unreasonably seize someone else's urine, especially when relinquishing one's waste is a prerequisite for competition.

posted by garfield at 05:35 PM on October 20, 2003

Ummm, I thought that link was more for comic relief.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:34 PM on October 20, 2003

i get into this fight with a lot of people but... so.. uh, barry bonds: juiced or no? and if you say no, explain to me how his head got that big.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:20 PM on October 20, 2003

From the link: "In my opinion, this is about jealous competitive coaches and athletes that all have a history of promoting and using performance-enhancing agents being completely hypocritical in their actions," Tough not to believe the guy. I bet he's swell. Juiced or no? For my money... there is no doubt about it.

posted by 86 at 09:57 PM on October 20, 2003

New Era is going to pay very close attention to this investigation, because they will no longer have to make hats over size 7 3/4.

posted by usfbull at 07:08 AM on October 21, 2003

Bonds - juiced. C'mon, so's Sammy - anyone who exercises regularly lifting wieghts knows the dirty sercret - you can't get that big without help - there is no such thing as adding 40 pounds of muscle on a frame that doesn't naturally support it - 'supplements' my ass. And McGwire was a freaking monster. Yellow eyes. But that doesn't make them hit a baseball better. Still have to have the skill of hitting. So I really don't care. Besides they're pros, do what you will. But the Olympic athletes - that's the real interesting part. USATF has been covering for these cheaters for the better part of a decade. Now we might see just how deep it goes. And the hypocracy... I want names!

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:53 AM on October 21, 2003

Sammy has looked less bulky this year. I won't say that he hasn't doped in the past, but maybe he either toned it down or stopped all together. In 98-99 he seemed consideribly bigger.

posted by corpse at 09:12 AM on October 21, 2003

Sammy has looked less bulky this year. I thought so, too. He looks a lot smaller and more agile. He still has a huge Barry Bonds bobble-head.

posted by dusted at 11:32 AM on October 21, 2003

Well, since Sammy was corking his bats, he probably didn't need that much muscle anymore. Hah! *ducks and runs away*

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:21 PM on October 21, 2003

is there a connection between doping and large heads that I have missed? Are you telling me that the Flintstones had a little something extra with their dinoburgers?

posted by gspm at 01:30 PM on October 21, 2003

That's a good question, gspm. I remember Mark McGwire having a tiny little head, kind of like the dead football players in Beetlejuice.

posted by dusted at 02:11 PM on October 21, 2003

My head seems to have gotten bigger in recent years, but unless someone's spiking my Moutain Dew, I think it's just because I'm fatter. I think Bonds' big head is just his ego manifesting itself physically.

posted by dirigibleman at 05:36 PM on October 21, 2003

dirigibleman, didn't you read that Newsweek article last month about Mountain Dew? I can't believe you're still drinking it!

posted by billsaysthis at 07:24 PM on October 21, 2003

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