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Kuo, Weisman Caught Using Stimulants
2007-03-12 21:30
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

With the media circling around Dodger pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo upon the revelation that he tested positive for an MLB-banned stimulant before December's Asian Games, my 2 1/2-year-old son had no choice but to reveal his use of a corticosteroid.

According to some sources, Kuo's use of cold or pain medication led to his positive test for ephedra. My son, as part of his in-house treatment for pneumonia, has been inhaling Pulmicort Respules twice daily through a nebulizer with fish-face decals on the mask.

Sunday, my son made a basket on a short basketball hoop from four feet away, but he was clearly under the influence. Even once he comes off the medication, his chances of being on the Dodger roster Opening Day continue to be anybody's guess.

Comments
2007-03-12 22:48:43
1.   Greg Brock
Jon's son already has a better offensive repertoire than Kwame Brown.

All the best to Li'l Weisman and his health.

2007-03-12 23:05:11
2.   trainwreck
I hope you guys saw how the South Americans make effigies, they are quite good.

I think (and hope) this Kuo story will not be that big of a deal.

2007-03-12 23:11:03
3.   Scott Long
Let me use this space to also admit that my 3 year-old daughter has been on pulmicort for the past 6 months, using the same said fish mask before bed to help control her asthma. I don't know if it's the meds or not, but she does show a remarkable ability to rock at frightening speeds on her hobby horse, while watching her favorite video: The guys from OK GO doing their remarkable dance choreography on treadmills.
2007-03-12 23:11:06
4.   Scott Long
Let me use this space to also admit that my 3 year-old daughter has been on pulmicort for the past 6 months, using the same said fish mask before bed to help control her asthma. I don't know if it's the meds or not, but she does show a remarkable ability to rock at frightening speeds on her hobby horse, while watching her favorite video: The guys from OK GO doing their remarkable dance choreography on treadmills.
2007-03-12 23:19:27
5.   Bob Timmermann
Those fish masks must be doing good business. My niece uses one.

When I visiting one Christmas and I came down with the flu, my niece offered me the use of her nebulizer to help me breathe easier.

I told her that was nice, but I couldn't.

2007-03-12 23:49:26
6.   Icaros
Bob doesn't inhale.
2007-03-12 23:55:25
7.   Xeifrank
so, what's the deal!? Is he going to be punished by MLB, when it wasn't even one of their tests? No suspension = Non story.
GuoMania lives on!
vr, Xei
2007-03-13 00:03:47
8.   Xeifrank
A great draft for the Friends of DT H2H fantasy baseball league this evening. All of your favorite Dodgers got taken a few rounds too early and most importantly nobody got hurt or tested positive for illegal medications. vr, Xei
2007-03-13 00:08:57
9.   Greg Brock
8 Is there a website where the casual observer can keep up with your league's standings throughout the year?
2007-03-13 00:10:40
10.   trainwreck
9
http://tinyurl.com/384x36
2007-03-13 00:16:25
11.   Greg Brock
I guess you can't sign in and observe a private league.

Oh well. It's cool, I just wanted to check out the team rosters and, more importantly, the funny team names. No worries.

2007-03-13 00:20:15
12.   trainwreck
Names
Los Longhorns
Bitter
Kadillacs
OGNasty
Sawks
ElGrandeLollygaggers
jasonungar05
Cropduster
Titans
Bills Thrills
westside sluggaz
Hythloday's HGHeroes
Start Andy La Roche
Xeifrank (easily the funniest)
2007-03-13 00:22:08
13.   Xeifrank
9. yeah private leagues are blocked for viewing. Not sure if the team names were funny, but some of the commentary was. Especially when fan favorites like Juan Pierre and Barry Bonds were taken. Not wanting to clutter things up, here is the results of the first round (keep in mind we use OPS instead of Average). Sorry for the funny format, it's the output from my fantasy draft software. I picked Ortiz, I believe Vishal took Miggy. vr, Xei

"Pujols","Albert",0
"Howard","Ryan",1
"Beltran","Carlos",2
"Rodriguez","Alex",3
"Hafner","Travis",4
"Soriano","Alfonso",5
"Santana","Johan",6
"Ortiz","David",7
"Reyes","Jose",8
"Utley","Chase",9
"Wright","David",10
"Cabrera","Miguel",11
"Teixeira","Mark",12
"Guerrero","Vladimir",13

2007-03-13 00:23:52
14.   trainwreck
The hitting categories favor power hitters, except for stolen bases.

My leading base stealer is A-Rod with 15.

2007-03-13 00:31:22
15.   Xeifrank
Jon, hope your son gets well soon.
vr, Xei
2007-03-13 07:24:42
16.   Bumsrap
There is something fishy going on in that nobody is asking about Kuo's pain.
2007-03-13 07:47:14
17.   Sushirabbit
Speaking of sons... while I have been busy on special projects, I forgot to come on and relay some terrible, terrible news... my son is going to be playing for the GIANTS! Ack! The coach even laughed when he told me, I swear last year he was saying he'd try to get the Dodgers this year. I must have really angered him, eh? I've already told my son that I won't be able to yell Go Giants, so he'll have to settle for me cheering him on by name.
2007-03-13 07:59:03
18.   Jon Weisman
16 - See new post coming up top.
2007-03-13 08:56:50
19.   TellMeTheScoreRickMonday
Great, so now Jon's son is juicing too. Will the madness never end??!!

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