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Reliever Dan Naulty on suicide and steroids

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by gingerbread, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    Extraordinary story of a steroid user. You wonder how many others feel or felt like this:

    The irony of this story shows what I thought was going to be a great life of fame and fortune turned into the destruction of other lives, and for me, a living hell - one filled with depression, anger, unhappiness, suicidal thoughts and God.

  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Interesting yes - Extraordinary no. How come there was not mention of the fact that Naulty was not on Yankee World Series roster. Perhaps that was the source of his depression.

    Look at Naulty's regular season numbers. He was the Yankees inning burner. Of his 33 appearances 28 resulted in Yankee loses. Most of time he came in, The Yankees were losing.

    What a joke and diservice to readers. Does the News really think that no one would remember that Naulty was not on post season roster. Talk about lack of perspective.
  3. This seems to be more than a steroids story to me.
    Naulty, like Caminiti before him, seems to have substance issues that go across the board.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Judging by what we've read about steriod usage, players are described as one of two ways: Troubled souls, or have an agenda (book to sell)


    or "one time users" who took the stuff to rehab an injury:

    Brian Roberts
    Fernando Vina
    Gary Bennett

    Out of the thousands of players over the past couple decades, nobody was just consistently using it to be a better player.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Judging by his record steroids clearly did not help Naulty.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Actually, they did. He gained 50 pounds and added 10+ mph to his fastball. It still wasn't enough.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    If Naulty had gotten a win or save in World Series I wonder if he would have been depressed. In reality Naulty was about 1 step above the bullpen catcher in his importance to the Yankees.
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    It's a four part series. There's plenty of time and space for him to say he wasn't on the roster.

    And, quite honestly, other than you and the die hard idiots, who is going to remember Naulty was not the post season roster?
  9. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Where does it say it's a four part series?
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Nevermind. I misread.
  11. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    I'm wondering why you would feel it important to judge a person on what he/she should be depressed about?
  12. OK, I read it again....why is this a story about steroids and not a story about depression and drug abuse?
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