2/9/13, "A Big Hitter’s Baseball Life, Without the Bombshells
," NY Times, David Waldstein
page 2, "He admits to using androstenedione
as part of a supplement pack until
the outcry over Mark McGwire’s use of it forced him to “phase it out.”
Baseball later banned the substance.
He also writes that he briefly experimented with amphetamines
were banned in 2006. And he describes hearing about human growth
hormone, doing some research and asking the Mets’ former trainer, Fred
Hina, if teams would start distributing it, unaware that it was a banned
substance. According to the book, Hina said he would look into it and a
day or two later told Piazza it was not a good idea."...