Monday, August 01, 2005

Palmeiro Perfomance Enhancing Facility

"The House That Drugs Built"

Rafael Palmeiro, one of Mississippi State's most admirable alumni will be suspended from Major League Baseball for reportedly violating the substance abuse policy. Palmeiro is also the main contributor behind MSU new hog barn, I mean their new indoor practice area. Guess BALCO is the real person paying for it.

Here is the ESPN article.

Baltimore Orilole first baseman Rafael Palmeiro will be suspended by Major League Baseball for violating the league's steroids policy, ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney has confirmed with a league source.
Palmeiro, who recently got his 3,000th career hit, was noted for his emotional denial of steroid use before a Congressional panel in March, would be the latest player suspended under the league's new drug policy.
The image of Palmeiro taking a sweet swing from the left side of the plate has been replaced in some minds by the sight of him testifying before a House committee investigating steroids in baseball.
The hearing included testimony from Jose Canseco, who in his book cited Palmeiro and several other players as steroid users. Palmeiro emphatically denies using the performance-enhancing drug, but the Baltimore Orioles' first baseman can't deny how perceptions have changed.
"In my opinion, everyone that plays baseball in this era has been tainted," Palmeiro said during spring training. "Not just the people that he has named in the book, I think this whole era over the last 10, 15 or 20 years has been tainted. Regardless of whether you did or you didn't do anything, this whole era will have that label."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.