Rick Ankiel linked to HGH

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  1. BigRed3

    BigRed3 Straight Cash, Homey

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3008363

    Everyone's golden boy, the comeback kid, Rick Ankiel apparently recieved a 12 month supply of human growth hormone back in 2004. Guess we'll be seeing a 50 game suspension in the not so distant future.
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  2. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    Another example of how MLB shot themselves in the head. HGH wasn't a banned substance until 2005!!! Reportedly Ankiel had stopped using it before then, so they can't feasibly take any action.
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  3. BigRed3

    BigRed3 Straight Cash, Homey

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    Yeah I guess you can't really punish someone retroactively, but still kind of funny that the entire country has been on this guy's jock since he's been called up, now this drops.
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    PhiSlammaJamma Yao

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    He may be the ultimate proof that juicing works. Because the discrepancy before and after would be pretty obvious in both batting average and HR's. The idea that you could take a pitcher and turn him into a hitter is not impossible, but nearly improbable, and in this case he juices, and becomes the dog and pony show with a few years. It's a real jolt to those who say it doesn't help you hit a baseball if it is true.
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    Troy Glaus listed too. A pure power hitter.
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    PhiSlammaJamma Yao

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    Pure gut instinct tells me Ankiel is juiced even now. He's being open, somewhat, but reclusive, and relying on his doctor patient priveledge like it is the 5th ammendment. I think it's 50/50 right now whether he is on the up and up. I feel bad for him if he is, but we've got lots of red lights.
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  7. a- hole that was soo awesome when he came back to
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