Off His Rocker

February 12, 2008

As if Major League Baseball needed more attention brought to the steroid era, former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker has added more added more heat to an already boiling pot. On Monday, Rocker said on an Atlanta radio station that Major League Baseball, including Bud Selig, knew that he had failed a drug test. He then went on to say how the league had taught him and some teammates how to effectively use steroids. This bombshell comes only a few days after Roger Clemens was questioned by Congress for his alledged steroid use.

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It’s unfortunate that the MLB has not had more reliable people come out and talk about their steroid use. Rocker was always known as a headcase during his career. He is one of a few pitchers that would sprint from the bullpen to the mound when called in to pitch. Rocker often lost his cool on and off the mound. In a Sports Illustrated story, Rocker was quoted as saying he would not play for a New York team because he did want to ride the subway next to some queer with AIDS

However, if his allegations prove to be right and league officials were telling players how to use steroids effectively, Major League Baseball will have an even bigger mess on its hands.  

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