Gagné, a three-time All-Star and 2003 National League (NL) Cy Young Award winner, conceded to doing five cycles of human growth hormone over a span of three years after being publicly exposed as a juicehead in the irresponsibly biased Mitchell Report.
The two-time NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year, who went 33-26 with a 3.47 ERA in nine professional seasons and established a major league record by converting 84 consecutive save opportunities, expressed regret in the book, titled “Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne,” for being a weasel.
“It was sufficient to ruin my health, tarnish my reputation and throw a shadow over the extraordinary performances of my career,” noted Gagné, 36, a Canuck who was employed by four organizations before retiring with the Milwaukee Brewers in September 2008.
Like a genuine man, Gagné refused to name which colleagues relied on synthetic testosterone to succeed.
“I was intimately aware of the clubhouse in which I lived. I would say that 80 percent of the Dodgers players were consuming them,” Gagne says in the book.
In stark contrast to a portly blowhard like Roger Clemens, Gagné has taken responsibility for his actions and accepted that drugs dirtied “the extraordinary performances of (his) career.”
Seeking a clean and honest future, Éric Gagné honorably detailed his sketchiness and now that part of the past can finally be considered “Game Over.”by