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By Grant Gordon | December 14, 2007
GLENDALE — Former area high school baseball standouts Gregg Zaun and Jim Parque were among 89 past and present Major League Baseball players named in the Mitchell Report, former Sen. George Mitchell’s 311-page report that entails his findings as they relate to performance-enhancing drug use in the game. At a press conference in New York on Thursday, Mitchell released the long-awaited report. In it were specific examples found during a 20-month investigation that blamed management and players for the alleged steroid use in baseball.
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By From Staff Reports | February 19, 2008
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene .   ZAUN SPEAKS OUT ABOUT MITCHELL REPORT Glendale native Gregg Zaun , who is a veteran catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, recently said that a check to settle a gambling debt or perhaps a loan, along with the admission of a former bullpen catcher he doesn’t even know, is the reason his name turned up in the Mitchell Report in December....
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By Grant Gordon | July 24, 2009
GLENDALE — Crescenta Valley High graduate and former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Parque confessed to using human growth hormone in a written statement released by the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday. The former Falcons standout was named in the Mitchell Report in 2007, but denied any use of performance-enhancing drugs at that point. Roughly two years later, however, he elected to clear the air. “I’m Jim Parque, former major-league pitcher, and I took human growth hormone,” he began in his letter to the Sun-Times.
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December 23, 2007
Local grad named in Mitchell report Toronto Blue Jays starting catcher Gregg Zaun, a 1989 graduate of St. Francis High School in La Cañada, was recently named as one of more than 70 current and former Major League Baseball players accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, according to the results an investigation by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell. The report and list of names was the result of a 20-month long study of steroid use in professional baseball. Players on the Mitchell List may face disciplinary actions, according to baseball commissioner Bud Selig.
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By Grant Gordon | July 23, 2009
  GLENDALE — Crescenta Valley High graduate and former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Parque confessed to using human growth hormone in a written statement released by the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday. The former Falcons standout was named in the Mitchell Report in 2007, but denied any use of performance-enhancing drugs at that point. Roughly two years later, however, he elected to clear the air. "I’m Jim Parque, former major-league pitcher, and I took human growth hormone," he began in his letter to the Sun-Times.
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By Charles Rich | March 31, 2008
GLENDALE ? Six current Major League Baseball players with local ties have waited all winter for opening day. For each of them, opening day will come today after spending most of February and all of March going over basic fundamentals in spring training in Florida or Arizona. New goals are eagerly waiting to be met by Freddy Sanchez, Mark Loretta, Gregg Zaun, Jason Hirsh, Doug Slaten and Jason Botts. Sanchez will look to make a third consecutive All-Star Game appearance.
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By Grant Gordon | March 7, 2011
"All the world's indeed a stage/ And we are merely players/ Performers and portrayers/" — Lyrics to Rush's 'Limelight' Gregg Zaun's at-bat music [Editor's Note: This column originally ran on June 17, 2010 when Gregg Zaun was first contemplating retiring from playing baseball.] Unfortunately, I had just one occasion to meet Gregg Zaun. But the first impression made by the Glendale native was certainly a lasting one. Throughout a 16-year career, he's had to make first impressions with nine teams.
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By Grant Gordon and Gabriel Rizk | January 1, 2008
1 Glendale goes all the way to semis : It was as far as any girls’ water polo team had ever advanced, farther than any Glendale High girls’ sports team had ever gone and, indeed, a journey the community won’t soon forget. After what some might have called an underachieving regular season, the Glendale girls’ water polo team turned out upset after upset, culminating with a historic run to the CIF Southern Section Division IV semifinals. Ultimately, the Nitros lost in the semifinals to Arroyo Grande, 12-6, but a string of upsets that started in the Pacific League tournament made it a run to remember.
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By Grant Gordon | July 24, 2009
GLENDALE — Crescenta Valley High graduate and former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Parque confessed to using human growth hormone in a written statement released by the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday. The former Falcons standout was named in the Mitchell Report in 2007, but denied any use of performance-enhancing drugs at that point. Roughly two years later, however, he elected to clear the air. “I’m Jim Parque, former major-league pitcher, and I took human growth hormone,” he began in his letter to the Sun-Times.
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By From Staff Reports | February 19, 2008
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene .   ZAUN SPEAKS OUT ABOUT MITCHELL REPORT Glendale native Gregg Zaun , who is a veteran catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, recently said that a check to settle a gambling debt or perhaps a loan, along with the admission of a former bullpen catcher he doesn’t even know, is the reason his name turned up in the Mitchell Report in December....
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December 23, 2007
Local grad named in Mitchell report Toronto Blue Jays starting catcher Gregg Zaun, a 1989 graduate of St. Francis High School in La Cañada, was recently named as one of more than 70 current and former Major League Baseball players accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, according to the results an investigation by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell. The report and list of names was the result of a 20-month long study of steroid use in professional baseball. Players on the Mitchell List may face disciplinary actions, according to baseball commissioner Bud Selig.
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By Grant Gordon | December 14, 2007
GLENDALE — Former area high school baseball standouts Gregg Zaun and Jim Parque were among 89 past and present Major League Baseball players named in the Mitchell Report, former Sen. George Mitchell’s 311-page report that entails his findings as they relate to performance-enhancing drug use in the game. At a press conference in New York on Thursday, Mitchell released the long-awaited report. In it were specific examples found during a 20-month investigation that blamed management and players for the alleged steroid use in baseball.
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