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Parque loses the crowd

Former Sox lefty was currying sympathy for HGH use, then mentioned money

Originally Published: July 23, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

I was sailing along, reading former White Sox pitcher Jim Parque's compelling confession in Thursday's Chicago Sun-Times and even leaning toward sympathy with the desperation that led him to use performance-enhancing drugs to save his baseball career. Then something stopped me.

Parque wrote that in admitting to using human growth hormone, he hoped to give us a glimpse into the psyche of the men inside the uniforms, and I am grateful that he did. But I don't think I reached the conclusion ...

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