Congress to Investigate Whether Palmeiro Committed Perjury

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  1. KenH

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    I guess that things are going so well with the economy, health care, the federal budget deficit, the trade deficit, the Social Security fundng gap, border security, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, etc., that Congress can spend time worrying about major league baseball. :rolleyes:
     
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    Actually, because Congress has granted trust exemption to MLB, they do have an interest in this.
     
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    More face time.

    I, too, would think they had more important things to do.
     
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    You mean, it is illegal to lie to Congress???

    Who'da thunk it!

    I better go tell Mr. Clinton right away!

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    He shouldn't have lied, but we certainly don't need an investigation into it. There is nothing to be gained by investigating it. The response of hte fans of MLB will be more than enough to reflect on Palmeiro's comments. Besides, it will be extremely difficult to prove anything.
     
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    Thought they were on recess. You know. The time they take military planes to Hawaii, Bermuda, Naples, and other hot spots in the world on "fact finding missions". Bless them for giving up their family vacations for something of such international importance.
     
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    If he lied about his sterioid use in the past and is on them now he definitely should be banned from the Hall of fame if not from baseball altogether. He reminded me of Clinton when he pointed his finger in their faces and denied havine a relationship with steroids.
     
  8. KenH

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    I am doubtful that Palmeiro lied. The test took place after his testimony. It makes no sense for him to use steroids in what will probably be his last year playing major league baseball and knowing that testing now takes place.

    I am willing to give Palmeiro the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise.
     
  9. KenH

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    If the other professional leagues exist without this exemption I don't see why baseball needs it.
     
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    I think too much time and money is spent on sports. [​IMG]
     
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    I could care less about MLB.

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    If the other professional leagues exist without this exemption I don't see why baseball needs it. </font>[/QUOTE]George Steinbrenner.
     
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    Only an idiot would be doing steroids right now.
     
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    What percentage of pastors do you think are doing the juice in order to increase production or extend their careers by a few years?

    By the way, if Palmeiro would have just said, "I'm an addict. I need help." He would have received alot more sympathy, and told the truth.
     
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    There is no proof that Palmeiro is lying. In the United States one is innocent unless proven guilty. I don't think that he took steriods deliberately. At least one of the people overseeing this case had doubts that he did so deliberately according to a news story I read when this was first announced.

    Welome to the Baptist Board, Barjonah. [​IMG]
     
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    They say that this steroid is not something from a nutritional supplement or anythign else. If you test positive, you took it. I am doubtful that Palmeiro just started. I gave him the benefit of the doubt when Canseco named him (though you have to ask why Canseco would just make that up). But now he has tested positive. What doubt is there?
     
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    The anabolic steroid found in Rafael Palmeiro's drug test is a very effective body builder but also one of the easiest to detect in urinalysis and difficult to mask, experts said Wednesday.
    Information being forwarded to a congressional committee shows the Baltimore Orioles slugger tested positive for stanozolol, a baseball person with knowledge of the documents told USA TODAY.

    With the prevalence of designer steroids and human growth hormone in the sports doping world, it surprised some that a player of Palmeiro's resources would be detected with such a relatively unsophisticated steroid.

    "It shocked me that somebody of his stature ... would even get caught. Now my shock is amplified," said Chuck Yesalis, a Penn State University professor and drugs expert. "A person would have to be unbelievably stupid or he got set up."

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    I believe he's guilty as charged.

    On a side note, see how Sammy Sosa has weakened since this all came to light. Without steroids, (presumebly) his home run production has dropped like a rock.

    This all illustrates the short term advantages of steroid use. big money.
     
  19. Pastor Larry

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    Some say that is why Bonds is sitting out this season. His knee is just the excuse. He is waiting for the steroids to get out of his system.
     
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    I think a lot of baseball fans are being hypocritical when they act outraged by steroid use. These fans want to see lots of home runs(especially long ones) and runs scored. But now that it is popular thing to come down on steroid use in baseball they conveniently ignore that they were the ones clamoring to see 6-5 games instead of 3-2 games.
     

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