Open the neat spreadsheet and scroll past the listing of local developers, prominent attorneys, and personal trainers. You’ll find a lengthy list of nicknames: Mostro, Al Capone, El Cacique, Samurai, Yukon, Mohamad, Felix Cat, and D.R.
Then check out the main column, where their real names flash like an all-star roster of professional athletes with Miami ties: San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland A’s hurler Bartolo Colón, pro tennis player Wayne Odesnik, budding Cuban superstar boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz. There’s even the New York Yankees’ $275 million man himself, Alex Rodriguez, who has sworn he stopped juicing a decade ago.
The names are all included in an extraordinary batch of records from Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic tucked into a two-story office building just a hard line drive’s distance from the UM campus. They were given to New Times by an employee who worked at Biogenesis before it closed last month and its owner abruptly disappeared. The records are clear in describing the firm’s real business: selling performance-enhancing drugs, from human growth hormone (HGH) to testosterone to anabolic steroids.
Yes, no shock there. I don’t have time to read the whole thing now, but it appears they are just listing players already known to have partaken. They supplied to athletes in no other sports? There are no other MLB players that used on their lists? Or is the paper not listing them so they don’t get sued for slander?
don’t read in a dusty room. We have one now in our town, the parmesan mushroom soup is SO good and our server was great. The little hipsters sitting next to us wondering why people living in Texas had to learn Texas history and saying it was a little creepy for us to have a pledge of allegiance were irritating but after this, I’ll even put up with them to support a business that goes above and beyond for a soldier.
There was a Mellow Mushroom in Enterprise, AL next to FT Rucker, but that was the only place I had ever seen one…good for them.
Tracy your story reminds me of the time when I was dining at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Austin, during the bombing phase of Desert Storm and at the table next to me I overheard a couple of hippie wannabes said “yeah, man give peace a chance”. I let my folk go from an altitude of face level and as it hit my plate you could have heard a pin drop. I didn’t hear from them for the rest of the meal.
The fact that “Thank You For Smoking” didn’t get any Oscar nominations but Reitman’s follow-up movie, “Juno”, got a bunch of them says everything that needs to be said about what’s wrong with Hollywood.
It’s an ESPN link, so won’t give it the time of day. Judging from the verbiage, though, I call BS. While it’s true the scholarships reduction combined with the bowl game ban for three more seasons (the former of which is finally being contested) hurts the recruiting trail, Coach O’Brien has still assembled a formidable 2013 class, at least if the kids currently committed follow through with signing over the next few days. As to walk-ons, it’s already a longstanding Penn State tradition, with this past season’s Burlsworth Trophy, honoring the nation’s most outstanding player who began his collegiate career as a walk-on, going to QB Matt McGloin.
“You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you’ll have to answer to …”
To hell with Emmert.An antitrust suit against those NCAA gangsters would be better.