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While all the Buster Posey stuff was going on, Grant wrote a piece for ComcastSportsNet BayArea about the latest Lance Armstrong flap, how teammates are accusing him of being a drug cheat. Grant is not accusing Armstrong or anyone else. He writes how growing up in his age — the Sports Drug Age — has made him skeptical and robbed him of his sports innocence. It robbed him in his childhood and still does. To read Grant’s column click here.

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  1. Stan

    Iggy Grant once again,is on the right track. I think I’ve developed the eye now that can watch old sports films or tapes,anmd spot the cheater. Hey,remember when A’s announcers would marvel at coach Dave McKays ripped body?..we know now Dont we?
    It’s like that now. Boog Powell,Frank Howard and one other of that look(dang ,his name escapes me) dominated with bodys that came into baseball big -and stayed that way. I think the Barry and Marks..and even Reggie who went from lean to huge shoulders..We know now. We know.

    May 27th, 2011 6:28 am

  2. Tiburon Dave

    These men and women are common thieves…
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    They stole tens of millions of dollars…they stole it from me and from you…
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    None of these individuals enhanced themselves at the end of a needle in hopes of redefining the limits of human existence…they didn’t do it to inspire others to endure hardship on the road to living with strength…
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    They did it for the money…

    May 27th, 2011 9:21 am

  3. Stan

    I spot cheaters better than I spot my own typos..I must admit.

    May 27th, 2011 9:23 am

  4. Stan

    Harmon Killebrew!. Harmon,Powell and Howard..THAT’S what farm boy sluggers looked like..no steroid crap. All steak and ‘taters.

    May 27th, 2011 10:42 am

  5. MK1

    Grant’s column opens up a fresh debate about the baseball Hall of Fame… If he’s right — and I believe he is — that you can’t trust anyone anymore, then the players from about 1985 on are either all in, or they’re all out. ALL OF THEM.

    Look at this way… Many people have already said of Bonds, Rafi Palmiero (500+ HRs, 3,000+ hits), McGwire, Sosa, Manny, etc. that their clear steroid use means they should be banned from the Hall. So here’s the question: How about Jeff Kent? By historical standards for second basemen, he should get in. He — like Lance Armstrong — has never tested positive for PEDs. (And in Kent’s case, there has never been a hint of it.) But can you be sure? Can you be 100 PERCENT sure he didn’t shoot up a little bit? Answer: no. So, if Kent took the stuff and gets in … but a guy like Rafi is kept out, is that fair? Answer: no. So here’s my view… If Grant is right, then the Hall has a real issue, because I’d like to believe guys like Jeter, Randy Johnson, Maddux, etc. were clean their whole careers. They probably were. But how do you put them in and keep Kent out? And if you put Kent in — and 10 years later one of those FBI docs leaks out saying he took PEDs, then what? Especially if you kept Bonds out?

    Is this some messed up era, or what?

    May 27th, 2011 1:16 pm

  6. NeverWrong

    Ho hum. Fans who believed Lance didn’t dope would be Moonies if it weren’t for sports.

    May 27th, 2011 2:04 pm

  7. BHall of Fame

    Stop tripping out. Everyone cheats. Always have and always will. Large corporations fake numbers to hit quotas for investors. Movie and TV stars get excessive plastic surgery to stay youthful. Journalists stretch reality of the situation to get shock value that produces more exposure. The politicians promise what they can’t produce to get re-elected. This is human nature and although sad it is REALITY. Let’s not put the blinders on and act like our youth has been stolen.

    May 27th, 2011 8:07 pm

  8. Stan

    ..and I would suspect ANYBODY great(and not great come to think of it) who has played for the A’s post 1983 -give or take.
    When even coaches like Dave McKay who suddenly become ripped AFTER their playing days..well I’m sure Sandy and Tony turned a blind eye to rampant cheating.
    And Ecks resurgence in his early 30′s?
    The Giants? hell,Kevin Mitchell ALL but admitted when he told a reporter a couple of years ago that he felt so good “I could have played two seasons in a row with no break”..just code for drugs like steroids.
    And of course his golf course rage fits the pattern too.
    I do look at the modern day as all cheaters,and you must have been pretty dumb if you saw what it did for others and said “NO,my mother would not approve or my pastor!”..

    May 28th, 2011 7:49 am

  9. Tiburon Dave

    Everyone does not cheat
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    There are far more honorable people in this world than not
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    Cheaters often get more notoriety…honorable people live their lives in relative anonymity

    May 28th, 2011 12:49 pm

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