former pitcher jim parque comes clean

Here's a really candid, lengthy piece in the Chicago Sun-Times by former White Sox pitcher Jim Parque, who admits to taking human growth hormone, and explains the circumstances and decisions that led him to that place: Former Sox pitcher Jim Parque confesses: Why I juiced.

Parque is one of the few major league players to come out and openly admit he took performance-enhancing drugs. He's obviously sorry for what he did, but he also dares to ask the reader a sobering question: what would you have done in his place? In an age where professional baseball is mired with doping denials and finger-pointing, Parques' honesty is surprisingly refreshing.

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