05/06/2005: Things that make you go "Hmmmmmmm...."
Going over my email inbox, I click through a link in the email to a Chicago Sun-Times story about Cubs pitcher Mark Prior. Apparently, Prior, in his youth, had been coached by former MLB pitcher Tom House, who recently admitted use of steroids, amphetamines and human growth hormone during the '60s and '70s. Trying to avoid the (probably inevitable) guilt by association, Prior called a news conference to deny use of any performance enhancing (or any other) drugs.
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Len on 05.06.05 @ 07:52 AM CST