Mark Saxon from ESPNLosAngeles.com posted some interesting tidbits from Eric Gagne's upcoming French-language book, titled "Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne." Check out a couple of short excerpts from the book.
On his use of Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
"It was sufficient to ruin my health, tarnish my reputation and throw a shadow over the extraordinary performances of my career."
Gagne admits to using human growth hormone over five cycles during a three-year period toward the end of his career. While he doesn't provide names of specific Dodger teammates, Gagne does have this to say about his teammates:
"I was intimately aware of the clubhouse in which i lived. I would say that 80 percent of the Dodgers players were consuming them."
I'm not shocked at Gagne's statement although i'm a little disappointed he decided to cast a cloud over the Dodger clubhouse during the mid 2000's. It's no surprise to hear 80% of his teammates were allegedly using HGH, many players of the era were using it as it was not tested for. In my opinion if you are going to make statements like this you might as well name names or just keep your mouth shut. It will be interesting to see what other information Gagne's book includes when it is published.
True to the Blue!