Off topic here, but a couple of items to note:
First is old Sox friend Manny Ramirez who tested positive for HCG which is a woman's fertility drug (wtf!). But further down in the wikipedia description is a good summary:
In males, hCG mimics LH and helps restore and maintain testosterone production in the testes. As such, hCG is commonly used during and after steroid cycles to maintain and restore testicular size as well as endogenous testosterone production. However, if hCG is used for too long and in too high a dose, the resulting rise in natural testosterone will eventually inhibit its own production via negative feedback on the hypothalamus and pituitary.
On May 7, 2009 Manny Ramirez of the Los Angeles Dodgers was banned 50 regular season games due to testing positive for hCG.
So, you screw up your normally functioning body with steroids, and then you need to to take more drugs to try to get things back to normal. I guess Manny is going to lose over $7M in salary due to his suspension. He's not even going to fight it.
In other Sox news, the Sox opened up a can of whoop-ass on the Indians tonite in record fashion. Sox scored 12 times before an out was recorded which they say tied a modern-day record. Complete run records are shown here. Meanwhile Jason Bay who was traded for Ramiriez had 4 rbi and appears as clean as the driven snow (I hope). All I can say is thank you LA for taking the disgruntled multi-millionaire out of Boston.
143.6 on scale this morning....a new low.
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