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Gary R. Gaffney

Blog Entries by Gary R. Gaffney

The Myth of the Myth of HGH as Performance Enhancing

Posted February 27, 2008 | 17:59:02 (EST)

Three historical events dominate the winter of 2008 (in no particular order): the presidential race; brutal winter weather; and Senator George Mitchell's report on the use of steroids and performance enhancement drugs in baseball.

Winter will eventually end. A candidate will eventually be elected POTUS. However, there seems to be...

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There is Gravity in Yankee Stadium: Effects and Side Effects of Anabolic Steroids

Posted February 22, 2008 | 18:59:44 (EST)


For much of history the public and religious groups attributed uncontrollable stereotyped physical movements in concert with uninhibited repetitive vocalizations -- including bizarre deliveries of obscene speech -- to demonic possession. Those monolithic 'experts' faded away with...

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The MLB TUE Could Be a PED, but Should Be an A-OK

Posted January 16, 2008 | 16:32:26 (EST)

Yesterday, the Congressional inquiry into doping in baseball paid attention to medical TUEs. A discussion centered on the TUE given to medications useful for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) give athletes with medical diagnoses an exemption to use a drug normally prohibited by...

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Baseball's Paradox: Professionals Playing a Kid's Game

Posted December 20, 2007 | 11:20:06 (EST)

At Steroid Nation we plan to analyze the Mitchell Report on several fronts: development of the problem, presentation of the data, and offering of remedies, among other issues the report addresses. However, one factor strikes us as influencing the entire report: these are professional athletes playing a game that...

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What to Focus on as the Mitchell Report is Released

Posted December 13, 2007 | 12:18:16 (EST)

Breaking news indicates that MLB players of the highest magnitude will be named as PED users later today in the Mitchell Report. The latest development says that Roger Clemens's and Andy Pettite's trainer will name those two stellar pitchers as juicers.

Over the next few hours and...

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Mitchell Report: Paradigm Shift in MLB Culture?

Posted December 12, 2007 | 12:03:57 (EST)


Following the explosive impact from Game of Shadows -- Mark Fainaru-Wada's and Lance Williams's investigative book documenting the San Francisco area BALCO steroid scandal -- Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Bud Selig assigned former US Senator, and current Red...

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