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Eric Gagne claims in his upcoming biography that 80% of the Los Angeles Dodgers took PEDs when he was with the team.
Former Dodgers teammate Adrian Beltre — who people have speculated about using PEDs
in the past — took offense to Gagne's statement and was forthright in his answer when someone asked him about it yesterday:
"He should have named names. I don't know what you want me to tell you ... For him to say something liken that, he should have come out with names instead of percentage."
It was understandable that Beltre would bristle at the assumption he was part of the 80%. He has heard the talk before.
Beltre was teammates with Gagne when the French-Canadian pitcher won the Cy Young in 2003.
Gagne, whose book is in French and titled: "Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne," admitted using human growth hormone over five cycles in a three year period toward the end of his career.
What better way to stir up publicity for a book than saying up to 30 players on a major league team used PEDs.
If Gagne is trying to fire up interest in his story, Beltre — currently playing for the Texas Rangers — is one person who won't be giving it a read. Especially when he found out it was in French.
"My French is not good," said Beltre. "Everybody has the right to say whatever they say. If they feel the need to write a book about it, what can I say?"
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Former Dodgers closer Eric Gagne made a shocking claim related to PEDs in his new biography. See what exactly the pitcher said.
Man, remember when Eric Gagne was a thing? It was great. Seeing him trot in from the bullpen with "Welcome to the Jungle" blaring on the speakers was a sight to behold. I'm saddened I never got to see it in person.
But when he came in, the game was almost literally over.
Now, he's busy throwing former teammates under the proverbial bus -- kinda.
Adrian Beltre said that instead of Eric Gagne stating in his autobiography that 80% of his Dodgers teammates used HGH, he should have named them.
Former Dodger closer Eric Gagne released a biography in French recently, called “Game Over: The Story Of Eric Gagne“, and within that book he estimates that 80% of his Dodger teammates used PEDs, though the story is more than a bit light on specifics. Gagne, who set a major league record while converting 84 consecutive ...
Eric Gagne might be known for his 84 consecutive saves recorded, but thanks to some explosive allegations in his upcoming autobiography, he could have a new reputation brewing.
In "Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne," the former major league reliever suggests that 80 percent of his teammates on the Dodgers were using performance-enhancing drugs while he was there.
Eric Gagne details his use of HGH in his new biography and estimates that 80 percent of his Dodgers teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs, ESPN LA reports.
Gagne, who was an All-Star closer with the Dodgers from 2002-2004 and won the 2003 Cy Young Award, says in his new biography “Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne,” that he did five cycles of HGH over a three-year...
Eric Gagne, who won the National League Cy Young Award in 2003, claims in his new biography that about 80 percent of his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates used performance-enhancing drugs when he was playing, ESPNLosAngeles reported Tuesday. Gagne says in the book that he used human growth hormone over five cycles during a three-year period at the end of his career. "It was...
According to a report from ESPN Los Angeles, former Dodgers closer Eric Gagne admits to using HGH over the last three years of his career and claims that 80 percent of his LA teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs in his new biography “Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne.”
I would have verified this myself, but it turns out the biography is written in French, and I...
If you rush to your local bookstore to pick up a copy of Eric Gagne's new autobiography, Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne, don't expect to see Adrian Beltre waiting in line. Gagne claims in his upcoming book that 80 percent of his Dodgers teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs, and it just so happens Beltre played alongside Gagne in Los Angeles from 1999-2004...
Former Dodgers Eric Gagne has an autobiography coming out and it’s definitely going to cause some waves. In Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne, the former reliever states that 80 percent of his Dodger teammates used PEDS while he was there. Now he’s not diming out who was doing what, but obviously this allegation [...]
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