MLB — 26 September 2012
Former Dodger, Eric Gagne Plays the Role of Steroid Snitch in New Book

In sports, there’s an unwritten locker room rule that states “what goes on in here, stays here.” That’s generally the case until money becomes a part of the equation. If you can make some money by spilling your guts, all bets are off. Just ask former pitcher Eric Gagne.

Gagne, an admitted HGH user, has a book coming out where he claims that when he was part of the Los Angeles Dodgers “80 percent” of his teammates were using performance enhacing drugs. 

We’re not saying Gagne is lying (because the most credible people in baseball during the steroid era are the snitches…such as Jose Canseco), but it’s reckless to say 80%. What if that was only 50%. He’s indirectly implicating guys who may have been clean. We don’t know where Gagne lives, but it’s probably safe to say he won’t be well received in Los Angeles.

From The New York Daily News …

“I was intimately aware of the clubhouse in which I lived. I would say that 80 percent of the Dodgers players were consuming them,” Gagne reportedly says in the French language book, “Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne.”ESPN said that in the book, Gagne says he used HGH late in his career, over five cycles in a three-year period.  “It was sufficient to ruin my health, tarnish my reputation and throw a shadow over the extraordinary performances of my career,” writes Gagne, who in 2010 admitted to HGH use.

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(8) Readers Comments

  1. Whats so shocking I figure as more and more guys leave the game prematurely and not on their terms so to speak I.E. Chipper Jones then the others some of which just feel compelled to drop dime on some rats I aint saying I condone it but I understand their frustration and at the end of the day Owners and the league arent gonna do anymore on the surface than whats required to keep folks from buzzing about it too much because Its just too big of a revenue thing to eradicate total use,And if I were wrong they would have instituted a major change back when McGwire and Sosa and Palmeiro and the gang were up on the hill waisting tax payer dollars for that put on circus Americans are played for fools just look at who’s in the White House! GREED is a Habit you aint soon gonna break! And MLB will just try and sweep Gagne and this story under the clubhouse rug!

  2. I agree with SOME of what you’re saying Scott. But lumping Chipper Jones, one of the finest role models our kids and grandkids can have (as a player anyway) into that group is just wrong. He played the game the right way, didn’t use PED’s, and is now leaving the game because his knees are giving him fits, and because he wants to spend time with his four sons while they are still young. Like he said, “I’ve never been on a summer vacation with my sons and I want them to experience that.” He’s going out on his own terms and for the right reasons.

  3. Chipper Jones has gotten noticibly stronger and bigger over the past few years. Just sayin…

    • So has my penis, big deal.

  4. Chipper Jones is 38 years old. I hardly think he’s leaving baseball prematurely. He’s been in the majors 18 years and no, he has not gotten noticeably stronger or bigger over the course of his last few seasons. You may not like the man, but try to refrain from painting him with the broad brush of real steroid freaks. If he was using his numbers would be considerably higher than they are. He played the game clean, and doesn’t deserve the accusations of artificial assistance.

  5. That is not fair Eric!
    You do NOT implicate your teammates, chiefly without names!

  6. Shame on you Eric!
    That is not fair!
    You do NOT implicate teammates, chiefly without names.

  7. There is no proof of this accusation, it’s just another retired player trying to make a BUCK. These players may have used, but you can’t throw their careers under the bus because some a _ _hole wrote it down.

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