What Does MLB HGH Testing Even Mean?

Word is they begin testing this spring training but I’m really not sure what that tangibly means.

I gotta believe now that steroids are banned the vast majority of ball players are taking HGH. After all why wouldn’t they? I certainly would. 

If my teammates, my opponents and the guys behind me pushing for my spot are all getting bigger & stronger than I don’t really have a choice, right?

So will everyone immediately just stop taking HGH all at once? I find that hard to believe. 

Will MLB begin announcing an embarrassing string of dozens of players testing positive for HGH? No way. The powers that be would never let that happen. There’s too much at stake brand reputation wise.

The reason they’re testing for HGH is to protect their brand longterm. It certainly isn’t any noble cause by Selig.

So wouldn’t it stand to reason baseball will cover up or take some measures to prevent 30-40 players turning up positive and getting 50 game suspensions?

It’ll be interesting to see what happens, or doesn’t happen, but BMF will be watching with a very skeptical eye.

5 Responses to “What Does MLB HGH Testing Even Mean?”

  1. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    What the heck is that?….Would someone please explain that in English.

  2. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Three months till “Pitchers and Catchers. Report”……but whose counting.

  3. USMF Says:

    HGH testing has to be a joke…unless something has changed, I believe that there is a short window between when a player takes HGH and how long it can be detected by testing.

    So as long as a player isn’t stupid enough to take it during the season or anytime MLB has access to do a random drug test. But of course you know players will get caught anyways.

    but way the Selig bashing? He’s not my favorite guy in the world, but I can’t fault him on this one.

    People seem to think that baseball (or any sport) is anything more than a business. It’s not, Selig, the Owners and Players are going to do what ever it takes to make the most money.

    They ignored steroids in the 90’s for many reasons, but it basically all came down to money. Now MLB still has a image problem…anytime a big shift in a players performance (up or down) people jump to steroids as the reason.

    If MLB is in the lead in progressive (and worthless) PHD testing, then that’s great for them…why bash them for it?

  4. IrishMike Says:

    Agree USMF. This “the reason they’re testing for HGH is to protect their brand longterm. It certainly isn’t any noble cause by Selig” - noble cause (what does that mean anyway??) or not isn’t a leader’s job to protect the brand in the long term?

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