Dirty Ugly Secrets


In baseballand many other sports there is a huge conspiracy of silence that hasgone on and continues today. I am convinced NOBODY is really willing toconfront the problem of drugs in sport head on. I will use baseball asan example. Coaches, trainers, owners, general managers all knew orstrongly suspected what was going on. The approach was “if we ignorethe problem it will go away.” In baseball there is a culture oftolerance for drugs in the form of alcohol and amphetamines.

Iam really interested to see who Mitchell has talked in his inquiry.Have they talked to Jason Giambi’s personal trainer who had to knowwhat was going on? Have they talked to everyone involved with the TexasRangers during the Juan Gonzales era? Have they talked to all the teamtrainers, assistant trainers, conditioning coaches and clubhousepeople? I suspect not. Why because they do not want to know how deepthe problem is.

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Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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