Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fear The Deer by Billy W.

Billy W. is a 15 year old writer whose primary interest is sports. He writes in a comfortable conversational style. Periodically he will add his view on the topic at hand, which adds an extra dimension to the reader's enjoyment of his writing. This is the second time Billy has been featured on the Guest Writer Blog.

You can see more from Billy at his blog named Sports and Stuff  http://sportspinandstuff-billyw.blogspot.com/

Fear The Deer by Billy W.

     Major League Baseball fears the deer. Yes, the largest professional league baseball league in the world is afraid of a deer. What a sissy of a league! Isn't this a sorry excuse of an American baseball league? No! MLB has reason to be afraid of the deer, because if their antlers are harvested at the right age, they can be turned into a product called deer spray. This product does not show up in the steroid or anti-doping tests employed by the MLB, which happen to be urine tests, because it is a natural supplement, but the spray shows up only in blood tests, which are not allowed.

      This spray supposedly has qualities similar to anabolic steroids and,       because it contains a chemical called IGF-1, it mediates the level of human growth hormone (HGH). This supplement has been on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list 
 for international competition for a while now for its muscle building effects, and was supposedly used by Baltimore Ravens linebacker and future NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis.

     I know the league has good intentions at heart, but Major League Baseball may have just created its own pseudo-steroids problem, because they just went out and blatantly said that there is a highly effective performance enhancer out there, and unless it is contaminated, there is no proof any players have ever used it. Wow! I think that's no better than telling a thief that a bank is closed, but the door to the vault is unlocked and the security system is no longer working! What idiocy! Then it gets worse.....the reason they banned the spray is not because of its performance enhancing abilities, but because it could be show an actually banned substance. I wouldn't be surprised if I see  homerun totals and power statistic in general go up. 

IGF1 is an example of one of the deer antler products attainable on the internet.

Thank you Billy for this guest post!

photos from:  http://www.shoarns.com/Red%20Deer.html and http://www.katchop.com/


  1. That was a great post! I had no idea that 'deer spray' even existed.
    How'd they ever figure that one out. I wonder who the first person was to try deer spray.
    "You see that big deer over there? I'm gonna knock off his antlers, grind them up and make them into a spray - maybe that'll give me big muscles..."

  2. Very interesting! And I completely agree with your analysis of the MLB: idiocy! *sigh* I wish all sports were clean and transparent...

  3. This is actually one of my favorite posts on this blog. Thank you Bill for submitting this.