Eric Gagne Says 80 Percent of Dodgers Used HGH
Eric Gagne has a new biography coming out. Sadly, it’s not called: “Sabo: Part II, An Investigative Look From Behind The Goggles.” Instead it’s called, “Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne.” It is written in French however, so it does have some cultural cache, mostly because I can’t read it.
However, someone has read it and passes along this juicy little tidbit. In addition to using HGH for five cycles, Gagne writes:
“I was intimately aware of the clubhouse in which I lived. I would say that 80 percent of the Dodgers players were consuming them.”
Since I’m not a doctor, I don’t know how someone takes HGH, but I like to imagine that they come in the shape of Flinstones vitamins.
As Craig Calcaterra points out, Eric Gagne’s best season (2003) also saw him share a team with Mitchell Report members Kevin Brown and Paul Lo Duca and two-time Emmy Award nominee/steroid suspension-receiver Guillermo Mota. That 2003 team also featured Alex Cora, Robin Ventura, and Fred McGriff, but those players must have been the exception to the rule. Especially McGriff because if there is one thing I know it’s that a Tom Emanski player doesn’t need anything beyond exception fundamentals.