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(Yahoo)   In Florida, they do PEDs a little differently. Three Rays minor league players suspended 50 games for meth use   (sports.yahoo.com ) divider line
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718 clicks; posted to Sports » on 25 Aug 2012 at 3:50 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-25 01:01:58 PM  
This doesn't seem so crazy to me, even setting aside the fact that 20-year-olds will snort carpet cleaner if someone tells them it'll get them high.

Meth is priced right for these guys, who are making $1,000-2,000/month plus expenses. Meth makes you alert and jittery, which wouldn't necessarily be great for a twitchy game like baseball that actually requires a lot of fine motor control, but then these guys take a million ground balls a week, so muscle memory would probably defeat that. If meth gave them a quarter-step jump on a hot grounder, it probably would enhance their performance.

This didn't actually happen in img1.fark.net, at least in the case of the one of these guys that seems to have had a future in baseball, but I've been to Bowling Green, and I'd say meth is probably one of your better entertainment options. We should probably be suspicious of the ones who AREN'T testing positive for some kind of recreational drug.
 
2012-08-25 01:53:58 PM  

semiotix: This doesn't seem so crazy to me, even setting aside the fact that 20-year-olds will snort carpet cleaner if someone tells them it'll get them high.

Meth is priced right for these guys, who are making $1,000-2,000/month plus expenses. Meth makes you alert and jittery, which wouldn't necessarily be great for a twitchy game like baseball that actually requires a lot of fine motor control, but then these guys take a million ground balls a week, so muscle memory would probably defeat that. If meth gave them a quarter-step jump on a hot grounder, it probably would enhance their performance.

This didn't actually happen in [img1.fark.net image 54x11], at least in the case of the one of these guys that seems to have had a future in baseball, but I've been to Bowling Green, and I'd say meth is probably one of your better entertainment options. We should probably be suspicious of the ones who AREN'T testing positive for some kind of recreational drug.


Speed has a long history in baseball. It was documented extensively in Ball Four, written about the 1970 season. Whole teams were hopped up on goofballs. Joe Morgan and Pete Rose were among the specific players named.

So, nothing new, just the delivery method is different.
 
2012-08-25 04:06:53 PM  
Nothing new. The Phillies of the the 1970's (the Pete Rose era) were investigated several times for amphetamine use. There were other teams using, but they were the dirtiest.
 
2012-08-25 04:32:12 PM  
I AM THE ONE WHO KNOCKS IN RUNS.
 
2012-08-25 04:55:35 PM  

Generation_D: Speed has a long history in baseball. It was documented extensively in Ball Four, written about the 1970 season. Whole teams were hopped up on goofballs. Joe Morgan and Pete Rose were among the specific players named.

So, nothing new, just the delivery method is different.


Yup. Widely accepted that Hank Aaron was on greenies and it helped give him the energy to break that record people are offended the tainted Barry Bonds broke.
 
2012-08-25 05:09:27 PM  
The only question that remains.. was it blue meth?!
 
2012-08-25 05:31:42 PM  

SharkTrager: Generation_D: Speed has a long history in baseball. It was documented extensively in Ball Four, written about the 1970 season. Whole teams were hopped up on goofballs. Joe Morgan and Pete Rose were among the specific players named.

So, nothing new, just the delivery method is different.

Yup. Widely accepted that Hank Aaron was on greenies and it helped give him the energy to break that record people are offended the tainted Barry Bonds broke.


And Babe Ruth was a drunk during Prohibition.

And cocaine was legal when Roger Connor played.
 
2012-08-25 05:34:12 PM  
I never realized how borrowing this game is without beer meth.
 
2012-08-25 05:38:44 PM  

Generation_D: Speed has a long history in baseball. It was documented extensively in Ball Four, written about the 1970 season. Whole teams were hopped up on goofballs. Joe Morgan and Pete Rose were among the specific players named.

So, nothing new, just the delivery method is different.



Yep. Subby appears to be clueless about the history of meth and pro ball. How do you think they manage to keep "up" for 162 farking games? Talk about a serious grind.

Think about it the next time you see a player smashing shiat in the dugout, or blowing a gigantic fuse over a called strike.
 
2012-08-25 05:40:24 PM  

Lifeless: SharkTrager: Generation_D: Speed has a long history in baseball. It was documented extensively in Ball Four, written about the 1970 season. Whole teams were hopped up on goofballs. Joe Morgan and Pete Rose were among the specific players named.

So, nothing new, just the delivery method is different.

Yup. Widely accepted that Hank Aaron was on greenies and it helped give him the energy to break that record people are offended the tainted Barry Bonds broke.

And Babe Ruth was a drunk during Prohibition.

And cocaine was legal when Roger Connor played.


Exactly the point, minus Ruth. Players have used anything that would help and the idea the modern generation is any worse is ridiculous.
 
2012-08-25 05:41:01 PM  

ontariolightning: The only question that remains.. was it blue meth?!


They bought it in New Mexico?
 
2012-08-25 08:47:39 PM  

Another Government Employee: Nothing new. The Phillies of the the 1970's (the Pete Rose era) were investigated several times for amphetamine use. There were other teams using, but they were the dirtiest.


Everyone used amphetamines in the 70s. Athletes, clerks, nuns -- all were using.
 
2012-08-25 09:20:11 PM  
Pud Galvin still has the best PED story. Until one of these guys tests positive for monkey testosterone and ground up bits of guinea pig and dog testicles, they're not willing to go the distance.
 
2012-08-25 09:26:58 PM  
Subby....um, you know Bowling Green isn't in Florida, right?
 
2012-08-25 10:39:40 PM  

mediablitz: Yep. Subby appears to be clueless about the history of meth and pro ball. How do you think they manage to keep "up" for 162 farking games? Talk about a serious grind.


Fark you too. Subby's not clueless about that. He was just trying to pop his green cherry, and saw a Yahoo story that hadn't been submitted. Sorry; all the Bleacher Report slideshows and Chris Chase masterpieces had already been taken.

No Line For Beer: Subby....um, you know Bowling Green isn't in Florida, right?


Yep. I've also heard that the Florida tag is more likely to get noticed in the queue than Interesting, not that that tag would have applied. I certainly didn't expect this one to get approved, but who knows?

/Maybe I should have gone with Ironic or a News Flash?
 
2012-08-26 12:23:40 AM  
u mad
 
2012-08-26 01:18:01 AM  
athletes should have to use substances whether they want to or not. if you are stupid enough to waste your life playing the games of children you should die young.
 
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