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'Prominent Hall of Famer' on steroids

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07:22 AM ET 09.04 | Just how far back do PEDs go in the game of baseball? [There is no reason why you should not question any player who played from the mid 1970's to every one of the current players today... 1970's you ask? Yup, that is the time when steroids became prominent at local gyms and were used recklessly by body builders and all sorts of other athletes looking to get an edge. ... Disturbingly, not long ago I was having dinner with a former long time Major League player that spoke about the steroid use of a prominent Hall of Famer that played the majority of his career in the 70's and 80's... So many members of the Hall of Fame, including this character, have recently spoken out and condemned guys who have had ties to performance enhancing drugs, saying there is no place for "cheaters" in the HOF.

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September 4, 2013  07:53 AM ET

Start a new wing...........




[b]HALL OF SHAME[b]

September 4, 2013  07:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Start a new wing...........[b]HALL OF SHAME[b]

And I am the first candidate............




HALL OF SHAME

September 4, 2013  07:55 AM ET

Oh boy... Here we go again.

September 4, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Start the speculation!!!! Reggie? Jim Rice? Dave Winfield?

September 4, 2013  08:34 AM ET

Is anyone really surprised?

September 4, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Just read that about 35% of all Pro atheletes are on the juice.

September 4, 2013  08:51 AM ET

There are so many who juiced in the past twenty/thirty years it will be impossible to sort them out.
Time to move on, AND give out lifetime bans to those who indulge in the future.

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September 4, 2013  09:15 AM ET

I don't even care who it is at this point. Nothing would surprise me.

September 4, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Reggie Jackson probably.

September 4, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Catfish Hunter?

September 4, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Is anyone really surprised?

surprised ... no

apalled ... yes

September 4, 2013  09:50 AM ET

well, we know former Red Sox pitcher Paxton Crawford admitted to reporters openly that during his time there from 1999-2001 .."Red Sox players used and "openly encouraged him to use" drugs and even laughed "when he spilled needles in front of his locker".

Add in Red Sox infielder Manny Alexander was discovered with steroids and syringes during a search of his car during a traffic stop by police.


Pretty much name a Red Sox player. Any player for years before, after and a few now.

September 4, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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surprised ... no apalled ... yes

No, not surprised. Not really appalled, just disappointed I suppose. Not any different today, just clever usage by more than anyone wants to admit.

September 4, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Yaz. PEDro?

September 4, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Yaz. PEDro?

Pedro - Si.

Yaz - blasphemy.

September 4, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Jim Rice

Carlton Fisk

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September 4, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Jim Rice

Do PEDs make a player surly?

 
September 4, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Do PEDs make a player surly?

Apparently, not so much now they have got the formula down better.


Funniest part about Red Sox fans booing Arod is if not for Manny, and PEDro and big Pappi and who knows who else pedding, they would be coming up on 95 years without a World Series win.

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