Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mark Cuban's brother thinks Manny was a major user

Brian Cuban, Mark Cuban's brother, has some pretty interesting things to say about Manny:

As a former steroid user, I am familiar with HCG. I have used it on numerous occasions. HCG itself is not a steroid, but a natural hormone which develops in the placenta of pregnant women during pregnancy to controls the mother’s hormones.

Any experienced steroid user knows that including HCG or a similar agent is a must for proper recovery after a steroid cycle. When a person takes testosterone steroids the body shuts down it’s natural production of testosterone to compensate for the huge spike in the artificial amount entering the blood stream. When the athlete finishes the 8-12 week cycle, the body is no longer producing adequate amounts of testosterone and must be “kick started” to get it flowing again.

If a person does multiple heavy steroid cycles over an extended period and does not use HCG, one of the worst nightmare of every male occurs. His balls shrivel up eventually looking like a couple of raisins. HCG is used to bring the family jewels back to normal size and and full “erectile” function.

What does all of this tell me about Manny Ramirez? It tells me that it within the realm of reasonable probability that he was probably doing significant and repeated testosterone steroid cycles.
Wonder if Boston knew of this or not, or at least had their suspicions.


tHeMARksMiTh said...

No, but I bet his wife did.

Virtual Memories said...

I don't believe that any team willing to trade for Eric Gagne was honest with itself about steroids.