Jason Grimsley has been busted for taking human growth hormone, steroids and an innopropriate amount of Sunny Delight. That in and of itself isn’t a big deal. Just add him to the list of small-time players who have failed drug tests. But here’s a line from the ESPN.com story on Grimsley that really got my attention:

According to [IRS agent Jeff] Novitsky, Grimsley told him the names of other players he believed were using, but the names of those players were blacked out of the court records.

Jason’s been talking. How long will it be before the IRS or FBI starts banging on players’ doors with search warrants? It’s been amazing how, up to this point, there haven’t been more players cooperating with the feds, squeeling on other guys in order to keep their asses out of jail. But apparently the good-old-boy system is breaking down.

6 Responses to “Grimsley Squeals”

  1. Sarah Green says:

    The IRS? What? Do you have to pay taxes on steroids?

  2. I wonder how the majority of players have handled this news. Obviously, there will be at least some who will be angry at Grimsley for being a rat. However, if this article quoting Ozzie Guillen and Jeff Nelson is the normal reaction of players/coaches (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-060607soxbrite,1,7147201.story?coll=cs-home-headlines), then I’d be disappointed. It’s normal to be angry when you feel like you’re being attacked, but it sounds to me like neither of these guys even want PEDs to disappear from the game. If Grimsley actually did name names (I assume he did, but feds can easily lie about these things) I understand that they’re upset. But from the sound of things, Jeff Nelson sees no problem with HGH. And that is problematic. He claims that Grimsley’s squealing is “a black eye for baseball”, but to me, that phrase ought to be reserved for the whole situation and those responsibile for letting it get so far. Nelson blames Grimsley, but doesn’t seem to see any problems with using PEDs. That’s a bit warped.

  3. Okay, I clearly need to add Jeff Nelson to my unofficial list of people who juiced. Jeff Nelson played with Grimsley during the height of the steroid era. Why else would he be so worried about naming names?

  4. Coley Ward says:

    I think we’re all going to be surprised to find out just how many players were using HGH and other steroids. In the end, I think we’re going to decide Bonds and Co. didn’t have an unfair advantage, b/c EVERONE was juiced!

  5. phillies and cubs….the number i will guess is 13

  6. Nick Kapur says:

    I guess this one was too hard. On May 28, 1995, the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox combined for 12 homers, the highest combined total in a single game.

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