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Offline comish4lif

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #475: February 12, 2013, 02:52:10 PM »
The Washington Post reports that Gio Gonzalez will pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
It's a bit of a surprising decision, as Gonzalez is still under investigation for his alleged connection to performance-enhancing drugs. As it currently stands, Gonzalez will join a pitching staff that includes R.A. Dickey, Derek Holland, and Ryan Vogelsong, with Justin Verlander reportedly still considering his offer to play in the tournament. Team USA players are tentatively scheduled to report to training camp on March 3.

Source: Washington Post
With international competition, won't he get a few extra PED tests?

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #476: February 12, 2013, 03:46:04 PM »
With international competition, won't he get a few extra PED tests?

If that were the case most of the Dominican team would be disqualified.

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #477: February 12, 2013, 04:01:11 PM »
Luis Ayala?

Yes, Ayala was one of our most effective relief pitchers in 2005, got injured in the 2006 WBC, and was never the same.

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #478: February 12, 2013, 05:42:12 PM »
Yes, Ayala was one of our most effective relief pitchers in 2005, got injured in the 2006 WBC, and was never the same.

It was worse.  He had offseason surgery to remove a bone spur on his throwing elbow, and was rehabbing when the WBC came around.  He wanted to pitch for Mexico, the Nats objected, league overruled the Nats and allowed him to pitch.  Didn't take too many before he blew out his UCL.    :rant:

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #479: February 12, 2013, 05:46:09 PM »
It was worse.  He had offseason surgery to remove a bone spur on his throwing elbow, and was rehabbing when the WBC came around.  He wanted to pitch for Mexico, the Nats objected, league overruled the Nats and allowed him to pitch.  Didn't take too many before he blew out his UCL.    :rant:

Then the next off season he went hunting with Dick Cheney

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #480: February 12, 2013, 05:55:02 PM »
There was a WBC in 2006 then 2009. Now this one in 2013. Are they supposed to be every three years or four?

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #481: February 12, 2013, 06:46:11 PM »
Yes, Ayala was one of our most effective relief pitchers in 2005, got injured in the 2006 WBC, and was never the same.

If we got to the 7th inning down by a run or less we won the game.  Maj, Ayala, and Chief.

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #482: February 15, 2013, 06:49:58 PM »
Twitter Adam Kilgore: Boz on Gio: "A knowledgeable MLB insider indicated several days ago that the Nats 'shouldn't worry about it.'

Good news.

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #483: February 15, 2013, 07:02:42 PM »
Hence the WBC appearance.


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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #485: February 16, 2013, 08:04:08 AM »
Twitter Adam Kilgore: Boz on Gio: "A knowledgeable MLB insider indicated several days ago that the Nats 'shouldn't worry about it.'

Good news.

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
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Offline madj55

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #488: February 19, 2013, 08:16:24 PM »
Gio just cleared of being linked to the clinic, according to a text I received from ESPN.

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #489: February 19, 2013, 08:19:38 PM »
Yep, I got that ESPN alert too.

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #491: February 19, 2013, 08:25:24 PM »
Wow, great news.

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #492: February 19, 2013, 08:27:25 PM »
Woot!

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #493: February 19, 2013, 08:27:36 PM »

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #494: February 19, 2013, 08:28:57 PM »
Oh Yeah!

Play ball.

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #495: February 19, 2013, 08:30:03 PM »
Fantastic news.

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #496: February 19, 2013, 08:31:14 PM »
I'm so relieved to hear this, way to not lie Gio! Now, let's go win it all!

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #497: February 19, 2013, 08:34:06 PM »
Dig it

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #498: February 19, 2013, 08:43:50 PM »
head in sand dot jpeg? :shrug:

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Re: Gio linked to roids???
« Reply #499: February 19, 2013, 08:44:15 PM »
This thread is null and void.

Any apologies from the Gio guilty set?