Nothing brightens up a Friday morning better than a hot cup of coffee, the morning paper, and a story on ESPN about a company fined over HGH distribution. Sweet. George Mitchell again has reason to live. And there I thought he’d string himself up in his closet, what with the lack of steroid news for, oh, a week and a half.
So why do I write about this if I have such contempt for the issue? Well, it appears that someone we know may be implicated:
The U.S. Attorney’s office disagrees, saying that Specialty supplied HGH for a “well-known” athlete in Massachusetts and an “entertainer/athlete” who received a shipment was 6-foot-5, 276 pounds, according to the New York Daily News.
Unfortunately, there appears to be a separation between the “well-known” athlete in Massachusetts and the “entertainer/athlete” whose dimensions are given. Because you know who kind of fits those dimensions? Yeah. Ortiz. And no, I’m not at all implying that he’s the one in question. He’s listed as 6-foot-4, 230, though it’s clear he’s just a wee bit heavier than that. It’s just funny to poke fun at Red Sox fans. Plus, I interpret “entertainer/athlete” as “professional wrestler.”
That said, the “well-known” athlete in Massachusetts is likely Rodney Harrison, who has already been busted by the NFL. So yeah, we can poke fun, but we can’t make any serious allegations.
Steroid stories are George Mitchell’s Viagra. Go bang a hooker tonight, George.
Tip o’ the hat to Tony