Peter Gammons Is A Steroids User According To Wikipedia

Friday, February 29, 2008


Reader SF sent me this new quote from Peter Gammons's Wikipedia Page that just cracked me up. Enjoy....

On February 29, 2008, Gammons admitted to using performance-enchancing drugs including but not limited to anabolic steroids over the past four years. Many speculators have questioned whether this has been the primary reason for his outstanding performance, especially near the downside of his career.
Well that's good to know and I love how he admitted to doing so during a random Spring Training game at Disney World. Good job Peter...the first step is admitting you have a problem.

Peter Gammons (Wikipedia)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:45 PM

18 Comments:

Just an FYI AA, Wikipedia, even though you probably use it often, it is not considered a reliable source for information.

Anonymous said...
Feb 29, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

Peeeeeeeee-ter, Peeeeeeeeeeeee-ter

GMoney said...
Feb 29, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

I think that's the point anon, AA knows that.

BSells2284 said...
Feb 29, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

he loves to us it though

Anonymous said...
Feb 29, 2008, 4:14:00 PM  

I sent that link to AA, and although we obviously realize Wikipedia is not the gospel, I thought it was just a funny line in the middle of real info. It has since been removed. I think it stems from the ATL-LAD game today when you could hear Peter say something about steroids as they came back early from commercial (which happened often).

Utkman said...
Feb 29, 2008, 4:21:00 PM  

Yeah i heard that quip too from the game today, someone should try to get a link to it because it was pretty funny

nick said...
Feb 29, 2008, 4:47:00 PM  

I heard it and was laughing my ass off. I wish I had a DVR, I'd have YouTubed it.

Signal to Noise said...
Feb 29, 2008, 4:49:00 PM  

Hey I heard Andrew Jackson also did performance enhancing drugs as well, at about the same time. Hmmmmm, I find that suspicious.

Anonymous said...
Feb 29, 2008, 5:12:00 PM  

I was in my room and i heard him talk about it when they came back and died laughing!

Anonymous said...
Feb 29, 2008, 5:25:00 PM  

Sorry that some of you fail to get sarcasm. I didn't even realize he actually said so on air. I'll try to find the clip.

Feb 29, 2008, 6:01:00 PM  

yeah it was in the third inning, I think. It was after his interview (which was the worst camera angle in the world, having peter stand behind a fence and pad so you could only see his arm and the microphone) with Bobby Cox (I think it was bobby, I was sort of just curling up next to the TV and letting the sounds of baseball wash over me).

T.J. Donegan said...
Feb 29, 2008, 8:06:00 PM  

I hope the steroids don't shrink Old Hickory.

Leena said...
Feb 29, 2008, 8:36:00 PM  

I was ROTF when I heard it, at his stupidity. Did anybody else notice the pregnant pause before Gary was able to get out his plug? Just add it the the list of other thoughtless or mumblemouth comments that have come out of Gammons' mouth...

Christopher said...
Feb 29, 2008, 9:29:00 PM  

If Wikipedia said it, it MUST be true.

Anonymous said...
Mar 1, 2008, 2:25:00 PM  

S-A-R-C-A-S-M people. Of course it's not true. Good lord....must I hold hands around these parts?

Mar 1, 2008, 2:43:00 PM  

Of course he was being sarcastic. Still, it was a stupid/bad joke that shouldn't have been uttered by somebody with a mike in front of him (I'm sure that he thought it was off).

Christopher said...
Mar 1, 2008, 11:59:00 PM  

The story was broken months ago by www.notthenation.com

Legendary Baseball Reporter Took Steroids
Admission raises new questions about Hall of Fame career


NEW YORK - Hall of Fame writer and television commentator Peter Gammons has been named in Major League Baseball’s scandalous Mitchell Report, which yesterday exposed widespread use of steroids in America’s favorite pastime.



The legendary baseball analyst reportedly took steroids before the 2004 season, a year before he was honored by the Hall of Fame.



Gammons told the Mitchell investigators that ESPN cameraman Jim Mandino “injected me in the buttocks once a day for six weeks before the start of spring training in 2004.”



The steroids allegedly helped Gammons write faster, get more scoops and feel more confident in the locker room.



Gammons, as quoted in the Mitchell Report, was forthcoming: “Once I started taking Deca-Durabolin the words just flew off the keyboard. I was a machine. And in the locker room, well, I was one of the boys.”



Baseball players around the league said they were not shocked and that steroid abuse was widespread among the press corps.



“When Pete showed up in Florida for spring training in 2004, he was just brimming with confidence,” said Detroit Tigers slugger Gary Sheffield. “I was like, “Hey stud, you gonna make the team.”



Gammons’ production skyrocketed in 2004. After posting a previous best of 97 stories in 1970, the 59-year-old Gammons reported a record-setting 187 stories for ESPN during the 2004 season.



Colleagues say there was also a darker side to the Hall of Famer that year. “He was always carrying a bat around the office,” said one ESPN producer. “He was menacing. But no one said anything because he was carrying the entire broadcast team.”



After a brain aneurysm in 2006, the now 62-year-old Gammons said he decided he would “never take steroids again.”

Anonymous said...
Mar 29, 2008, 10:51:00 AM  

Most ballplayers today are taking homeopathic hgh oral spray because it's safe, undetectable, and legal for over the counter sales. As time goes on it seems it might be considered as benign a performance enhancer as coffee, aspirin, red bull, chewing tobacco, and bubble gum.

Billy said...
Mar 16, 2009, 3:04:00 PM  

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