Jun 252012
 

<b><i>Dirty Byrd:</b></i> Former Ranger, Marlon Byrd, Busted for PED useAccording to this crazy thing known as the world wide web, former Texas Ranger, Marlon Byrd, has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 50 games, due to a failed drug test.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Jeff Wilson
Made the news known via Twitter:

Byrd, a fan favorite during his three seasons in Texas, had the finest season of his 11-year career in 2009, while with the Rangers. He hit .283 with 20 home runs and 89 RBI that year, and signed as a free agent with the Chicago Cubs during the following offseason.

After a terrible start to his 2012 campaign—he was batting .070 through 13 injury-plagued games—Byrd was shipped to Boston for Michael Bowden and Hunter Cervenka.

Less than one month after acquiring him, the Red Sox let Byrd fly free, as they issued his unconditional release. Byrd, currently a free agent, has hit .210 with just one home run and nine RBI combined during this year with the Cubs and Red Sox.

The alleged drug that caused the positive test, Tamoxifen, is generally used for treatment of breast cancer for both men and women. However, it is on MLB’s banned substance list.

According to USA Today’s Gabe Lacques, Byrd had been working with former BALCO president Victor Conte, who has vehemently denied supplying Byrd with anything illegal.

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Mar 272012
 

Baseball Do Podcast Episode 12   What to do with Robbie Ross?  Garlic Fries vs. Cheese Fries??Jennifer Cobb & Megan Parr from www.RangersTalkers.com join us to talk about:

  • Robbie Ross – bullpen lefty or minor league starter in 2012?
  • Center Field options – Julio Borbon, Craig Gentry or trade possibilities?
  • Tailgating
  • Ballpark foods – who hates hot dogs?

Give it a listen and be sure to let us know what you think!

Also, be sure to sign up for the Field Trip if you haven’t already (spaces are limited) and stay tuned for a special giveaway in the next few days!

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