In light of all the PED discussion lately I thought it might be important to talk about the biology ig hgh; But what has really been getting me wondering lately is has anybody noticed hoffy's face lately? I am now openly wondering if he juiced.
acromegaly: a chronic disease characterized by enlargement of the bones of the head, the soft parts of the feet and hands, and sometimes other structures, due to excessive secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. (dictionary.com)
normally hgh is produced by the body to help you grow. typically it is released at 5am while you are sleeping. This is particularly important in people who have not reached their full height. Mostly these are people up until their late teens. They have something called "growth plates" at the ends of their bones (the epiphysis) and this part grows and makes you taller. If someone has closed growth plates (bonds, sosa, etc) then most bones cannot continue to grow. The exceptions? Frontal bones which are the bones right above the cheek. These are the ones that made Sosa look like a hot model during '98. Also, hgh makes your lower jaw grow. It also makes your hands and feet bigger. This is why some of us knew early on bonds and sosa were on the stuff because your face does not naturally change like that. It was reported Bond's cap size grew several sizes, etc. Point is, does anyone have a good hoofy pic from about 20-25 y/o to compare to today? His cheek bones are bigger that kate moss'.
if all of this is inaccurate then i appologize and can only say if my defense that sometimes it seems as if EVERYONE is juicing except for T Gwynn. But still, that cute face makes me wonder...