Tuesday, August 02, 2005

BREAKING NEWS -- FRANKLIN FAILS STEROID TEST


950, KJR is reporting and has confirmed that Ryan Franklin has tested positive for a banned substance and will be suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball. HE will talk with the media around 11:00 am this morning in Detroit.
This becomes another example of how outrageous the steroid and banned substance problem is and was inside Major League Baseball. When a player like Franklin is involved it opens up the entire roster of every team as potential users.
Stay tuned to 950, KJR for more on this developing story.

120 comments:

Myk said...

Ryan Franklin on steroids...ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

What a joke...if you are a marginal pitcher and you have to take steroids to be even average doesn't your pride tell you to just give up the game?

This could explain his irrational outburst against the Ms offense earlier this year

Locked on Sports said...

Do you think he should get a refund. What would he look like if he wasn't using?

Kenny0873 said...

I think we should let him spek and get all of the facts before we pass judgement. We would all want that if we were in his shoes.

Anonymous said...

Someone tell me the difference between anabolic use and advanced weight training wo's, nutrition, or rest. Or is this just more of the same naive argument that once something's illegal it is therefore immoral / unethical.

I'm talking to you Locke, your outrage is naive, and misplaced. No one cares, this is all much ado about nothing. So can you please stop the shrill whining about the unfairness of it all.

Kevin

Paco said...

Why do we care? If it makes him better then use what you can. After all, even with roids he's only a marginal pitcher anyway. I'd hate to see him without roids.

Anonymous said...

Before I have to read another ignorant post, not all anabolics create hypertrophy. (If you need to ask, look it up.)

A mild Anabolic that would give good strength but limited weight gain would be my choice for a pitcher. Great recuperative abilities w/o any excess body mass. (Winstrol not ANADROL 50)

Kevin

Myk said...

Kenny0873,
Honestly normally I would agree with you, but all you are going to hear from him is that I didn't do it intentionally and I can't say anything else about it..

Kevin,
I think the problem people have with most Steroids are that they are illegal. If Franklin was caught doing Cocain or Robbing a Liquor store the outrage would be out there because he was doing an illegal activity, shouldn't doing steroids be the same?

Honestly, I could really care less about steroids and their effect on the game. Personally, I am a big Bonds fan and loved going to a game in SF and seeing him hit. However, if there are rules against it and again since it is actually ILLEGAL to possess steroids I guess they have to stop

Kenny0873 said...

I wish Selig would impose the penalties he was talking about earlier when the rash of minor leaguers were suspended and really put some teeth into this thing. Ten days isn't nearly enough to dissuade a lot of players from taking their chances. His plan was the following, if memory serves:

1st offense- 50 game suspension
2nd offense- 100 game suspension
3rd offense- Lifetime ban

That would put an end to most of this and level the playing field.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but my sense of morality must be more sensitive than most. Frankly, it's a asinine to equate robbery AND personal drug use. They just aren't the same, no matter what big brother might say. If the masses were less like sheep the moral out rage for those crimes would be much different because the "crimes" are much different. In fact IMO 2 of those aren't crimes. It's just a giant funding mechanism...

Kev

Anonymous said...

This opens Pandora's Box for all MLB pitchers. I had to take steroids for a nasty allergy breakout (prescribed) and COULD NOT BELIEVE the effect it had on my throwing arm (little pain, quick recovery time). It was not mental. I've been waiting for MLB to target pitchers - hurray, there is hope for my kids to get drafted!!! Now Locke needs to include velocity (MPH) stats in his "Steroid - No Steroid" vote. You have to ask yourself, has the average MLB fastball went up in MPH because of steroids or better instruction. Gee, let me think about that one.

--JohnN

Anonymous said...

The olympics have had lifetime bans for some time.
PED use is still rampant!
The incentive is too high ($$$) to curb it. Short of an actual pound of flesh you'll never stop it. The users are smarter and more motivated than the testers. Your moral outrage is wasted, get used to it.

Kev

Anonymous said...

JohnN, Your Doc gave you an *anabolic* steroid for your allergy's? Some how I doub this...

Kev

Myk said...

Kevin,
Personal Drug use and robbery may not be necesarily equal but they are both illegal acts. Notice you didn't say anything about my cocaine reference. If he had been suspended for being coked up know one would care.

As I said before I really don't care one way or another because players are always going to find ways to cheat and I think it is humorous that they think this will stop kids from doing them...if I were a kid and I wanted to be a baseball player I would use them up until I got my foot in the door..the money would be worth it.

rpm88yb said...

You know, I just don't get why these guys keep saying, "I didn't knowingly take a steroid" but are unwilling to tell us what they did take. If I got popped for a positive steroid test and I actually didn't knowingly take anything with a steroid in it, I would be giving the test lab everything that I took to see what the culprit was, then I would sue the pants off the supplement company that supplied the stuff with the banned substance in it if it wasn't on the label. Until that happens, I have no respect for any of these guys.

Myk said...

RPM,
That was kind of my point with Kenny, is that we don't have to wait to let him speak because he isn't going ot say anything that means anything...unfortunate really

Kenny0873 said...

I know I sounded a bit naive in my post about letting him explain himself. I just wish someone in this situation would be forthright about what happened. Anyone with an ounce of self-respect would do that, but I guess anyone that would cheat wouldn't comprehend that.

Brett Nordquist said...

I wonder if this will keep Franklin off the Hall of Fame first ticket?

Anonymous said...

Does this mean Boone and Franklin were shooting each other in the butt?

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Anonymous said...

As bad as he's been pitching, someone probably framed him so we wouldn't have to see him pitch. They need to frame some other guys on the team as well. Hell, let's get some of the dead-weight banned.

Locked on Sports said...

Does this mean Boone and Franky were shooting each other in the butt -- that is sick and wrong and makes me laugh. Laugh hard. Keep the jokes coming.

One other note -- this completely taints his 4 wins last season.

Another note -- how many home runs would he allow without the help?

Locked on Sports said...

Thank goodness they released Sele before he failed the next test.

Mike Barer said...

My question is: are the retired players who have escaped better off because they have not been tested positive or worst off because they have not tested negative?

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Anonymous said...

Hey black! are you the hoochie mama on Locke's show?

Anonymous said...

Hey black! are you the hoochie mama on Locke's show?

Diezel said...

Locke.... loved the game Steroid user "yes or no". Franklin on roids is a joke how many other guys on this team or in this organization get caught before Howard lincoin or Bill Bavasi step up and do something, not that the Mariners need anymore reason to dump this dead weight. But I do agree with the post about opening pandoras box on every one now. Locke... what about your beloved "Rocket" you want to bring up the arguement that he's the greatest pitcher of all times but would your opionion change if u found out he was on the Juice. As much as I hate a "Rat" like Canseco he was telling the truth when he said this would all play out. Palmerio take your 500 and 3k and go home.

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Anonymous said...

i'm glad you laughed blackie!!!!

Anonymous said...

I had to post it twice in case you couldn't understand black!!

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Anonymous said...

black i don't even think you are black. I don't think I've seen you and Michael Jackson in the same room?? So maybe.....

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Anonymous said...

did i hurt your feelings black?

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Lived in Athens, Georgia for 8 years but not Atlanta. Saw lots of strip clubs in Atlanta and poverty. I don't think I want to go back.

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Paco said...

I was wondering if Boonie had left all of his gatorade for Franklin when he left. Maybe thats how he unintentionally got caught. Kind of like Rafi sharing with Sosa.

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Anonymous said...

and if you don't find it there look between your mother's and you'll see it then

Anonymous said...

If it's too dark use a flash light

Anonymous said...

LOL

Myk said...

Anonymous,
Get a life...we don't need that crap on the boards. This is one fo the few boards that have allowed people to share their opinion without boring/lame crap like what you have been saying.

BREAKING NEWS...MY SOURCES TELL ME THAT JAMIE MOYER IS NEXT!!

Moyer was really the one that showed Jose how to start using..Jose saw his many body and got jealous

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Myk said...

It sure takes a big man to post anonymously on a Message Board and then laugh at his own jokes, I mean seriously how pathetic is that laughing at your own jokes on a message board...

Anonymous said...

So YOU DO UNDERSTAND ENGLISH BLACK?
I'm tickled pink youenjoy my comebacks

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Anonymous said...

Hey myk just because you have nothing funny to say don't start with me now. I don't think myk is your real name anyway

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Anonymous said...

Thats' B as in Bravo black

Biggie said...
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Anonymous said...

Posting as black! why don't you come out of the closet you scared white kid from Madrona!!!!

Myk said...

Really though, why woudl anyone waste their time talking smack on a Message Board, it doesn't accomplish anything you have to be real loser to waste your valuable time on talking smack...to nothing.

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Anonymous said...

Hey myk talk to black about smack talking he started it way back on the Lance blog.

Anonymous said...

Hey myk talk to black about smack talking he started it way back on the Lance blog.

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Anonymous said...

Black the gold chain remark, isn't that a racial attack?

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Anonymous said...

I accept your apology black

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Anonymous said...

excuse me black you are saying that homosexuals are not part of the human race?

Anonymous said...

Say, how about we poke some fun at some recent quotes? Below is a start...

Bonds says...
"I don't think you're going to see me out there this year."

Bonds was really thinking...
"I don't think you're going to see me out there this year, until my pee pee is clean. Time to parade around in the crutches once again."

Boone says...
"I've got to go home, regroup and look in the mirror and decide what I want to do."

Boone was really thinking...
"I've got to go home, regroup and look in the mirror and decide what I want to do with my money suckers. Who do you think paid for the gatorade!"

Ok, I won't quit my day job!

Anonymous said...

you confirmed my doubts about you

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Anonymous said...

come on black, you know you're white!!

Diezel said...

so who u think that player to be named later is going to be for Boone??? Some like 35 year old AAA guy like Crash Davis.

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Anonymous said...

Ok "black" you can be black if you want to O.K?

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Anonymous said...

That's The Lakers not WILLAKERS. you don't don't your teams black get it right.

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Anonymous said...

You admitted it.

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Paco said...

Maybe the player to be named later from the Twins will be...Boonie, I mean he's pretty much a AAA player anymore anyway.

Anonymous said...

black ,look at the brunson blog it's my best yet to you

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Anonymous said...

Just because your comebacks are corny and redundant don't be a hater black!!

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Kenny0873 said...

Locke...get control of this racism stuff please. I wanted to read some informative stuff on this topic...not a bunch of nonsense.

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Anonymous said...

Kenny, tell the hoochie mama to stop and I'll stop

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A Lua said...

I d'ont belive

Black said...

YA'LL KNOW I'M WHITE, RIGHT? JUST KIDDING AROUND WIT YOU - BEEN A GOOD RUN HUH? HAD YOU FOOLED THERE FOR AWHILE...

David's Dad said...

Article in the PI and its quiz was fun. Since we all know about MacGuire "history," how about looking at Roger Maris' year-to-year performance. Maybe it was just drinking and partying with Mickey and Whitey that enhanced his stats.
Cheers,

Anonymous said...

Another thought occurred to me today with regards to performance enhancing drugs and the hall-of-fame selection process…

Take a look at Dale Murphy’s last seven years in the majors (a baseline for the "natural" decline of the human body – Dale was as straight as an arrow). Just imagine what Dale’s numbers would have been if he was on this stuff.

Dale Murphy was one of the greatest hitters I’ve ever seen in my life time (nice guy too, met him at FanFest). Murphy has been a "bubble" hall-of-fame candidate for sometime now. How many other Dale Murphy’s are there? Would you choose Murphy over Palmeiro in light of this new evidence? It’s a no-brainer for me.

I’m not convinced that Palmeiro is a "first ballot - every ballot" as Jason Stark wrote. I think Jason jumped the gun and should have put more thought into his response.

My Two Cents,
JohnN

dOGNUTZ said...

WOW, I'VE BEEN READING THESE POSTS, I'LL BET THAT DUDE WHO POSTS AS ANONYMOUS WOULDN'T TALK THAT WAY IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. IT'S REAL EASY TO TALK BIG WHEN NO ONE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE, BE A MAN (NOT A GAY MAN).

Anonymous said...

Hey Dognutz,

No one knows who you are either other than your fake name or do you really have nuts like a dog?
When you want to say somthing intelligent or something above todller level then you can come back to post. Are you one of Mitch's 5 listeners that have no teeth?

The one and only anonymous

Anonymous said...

Dognutz,

How did you know I was gay? You must must have been over last night at my place after I got you drunk huh? By the way, I faked it for you last night in case you were wondering.

DOGNUTZZZZZZZZZ said...

Yeah I know, you broke my heart. :(

DOGNUTZZZZZZZZZ said...

Baby, how can you ask me if I have nuts like a dog when you know better than anyone seeing as how they were in your mouth last night, right???

DOGNUTZZZZZZZZZ said...

Who the hell is mitch?? Jackass.

Anonymous said...

Your boyfriend jackass

Biggie said...
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DOGNUTZZZZZZZZZ said...

Why you actin like a 'BIA BIA'??

Anonymous said...

Dogface,

Sorry, I must have mistaken somebody else for you because this guy was black and you being white doesn't translate to anything large it must have been black who posts on this site instead.
You were drunk anyway how could you remember,stupid.

DOGNUTZ said...

That sure was a long sentence. You feeling ok after that one?? Next try working on punctuation. Bye honey, love ya.

DOGNUTZZZZZZZZZ said...

That's what I thought bitch.

Anonymous said...

At least I could complete a word, You couldn't even complete BIATCH,
It's not BIA BIA stupid it is B I A T C H. Check with black at least he can spell that. That must mean he is smarter than you whcih doesn't say a whole lot. It was funny that he was caliing you a "brotha" LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! stupid!

Anonymous said...

It is use that is a bitch, you female dog!!!!

Anonymous said...

dogface,

next time you get a bath, remember to clean that nose of yours off really well. It's been a little darker brown lately. Try the other end better, your nose might come out cleaner and not so stinky!!!!LOL stupid!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love all these other anonymous posts just ranking on you brown nose biatch!!!!

DOGNUTZZZZZZZZZ said...

"BIA BIA" is a song by Little John, jackass. It's rap I don't expect you to get it I realize it's not hillbilly 'sodomize my sister' music, so you probably wouldn't recognize it. LOL

DOGNUTZZZZZZZZZ said...

All you honky muthafuckas' can suck my dick. :)

Anonymous said...

You're a white kid in Bellevue. That answers my question. Are you Softy?

DOGNUTZZZZZZZZZ said...

No but that's what I call your fatass momma!!

Anonymous said...

Hee Haw!!!