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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Frank Cattalanotto has a plan to clean up baseball

Now pitching for the Beta-Alanine…Frank Catalanotto.

But there is now finally someone in the game of baseball with a plan to rid it of PEDs and clean up the game we all love. That guy is Frank Cattalanotto.

Catalanotto was a career .291 hitter for 14 years with the Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets. He wasn’t with the Mets for long, but long enough become a New York Jets fan.

Poor guy.

After retirement, he wrote his own memoir, “Heart & Hustle.” He also founded a nutritional company called Proven 4, where he currently serves as the president.

This is all a part of his mission to clean up baseball.

...“One of the reasons why I wanted to started this company was when my partner called me up and said ‘is this something that interests you?’” Catalanotto said. “I said ‘absolutely’ because I know there are a lot of guys that don’t know what their taking and are not taking things that are not NSF certified. It’s a shame that some people are taking stuff that you can just get from GNC and they’re failing these tests because they’re taking something that’s banned. It’s not necessarily steroids but it’s something that’s just on the banned list. And a lot of these guys are Latin players that don’t speak English and don’t understand. So it was really something that I wanted to do to make an NSF certified product that these players can use and they can trust. That was definitely my motivation for starting this company.”

...“These guys can get educated and start taking some supplements that are certified,” Catalanotto said. “The PED problem will get better. We got some good products and I know a lot of Major League teams and a lot of Major League players that are using our products. I hope that they continue to use our products and I think this game can get cleaned up and I hope to be a part of that.”

While he’s not saying that all a player has to do is take his products for instant stardom, but in an athletic environment where nearly every player takes high quality nutritional supplements, his Proven 4 products are the most trustworthy. And it’s through that trustworthy alternative to non-certified supplements including performance enhancing drugs where the issue finally comes to a close.

Repoz Posted: January 11, 2014 at 10:50 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. jacjacatk Posted: January 11, 2014 at 11:18 AM (#4636229)
The guy who was teammates with Pudge, Palmeiro, and ARod is going to help clean up the game? I guess he'd know what shouldn't be in his products...
   2. Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle Posted: January 11, 2014 at 11:27 AM (#4636237)
Frank Cattalanotto has a plan to clean up baseball make money


Or was there something in TFA that actually explains how he plans to get rid of PED's... Minimizing positives from tainted supplements is of course good, but it's not really the heart of the PED's in baseball problem.
   3. AJMcCringleberry Posted: January 11, 2014 at 11:50 AM (#4636256)
Frank Catalanotto is the player I would've wanted to be if I played major league baseball. Good enough to play for a while and make a bunch of money and anonymous enough where no one cares about you (except for me apparently).
   4. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: January 11, 2014 at 11:54 AM (#4636263)
Frank Catalanotto is the player I would've wanted to be if I played major league baseball. Good enough to play for a while and make a bunch of money and anonymous enough where no one cares about you (except for me apparently).

I think I'd rather be Mike Trout
   5. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: January 11, 2014 at 12:08 PM (#4636286)
Frank Catalanotto's alternate plan: Jet Favre.

Oh, wait...
   6. The District Attorney Posted: January 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM (#4636288)
Frank Catalanotto has a plan to get the newspaper to spell his name right
   7. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: January 11, 2014 at 01:45 PM (#4636382)
Frank Catalanotto is the player I would've wanted to be if I played major league baseball. Good enough to play for a while and make a bunch of money and anonymous enough where no one cares about you (except for me apparently).


I cared about Frankie Cat, his platoon with Reed Johnson was a highlight of the Ricciardi years. He had a great batting stance and he had a binder filled with notes on all of his ABs, sorted by pitcher.
   8. Mirabelli Dictu (Chris McClinch) Posted: January 11, 2014 at 02:45 PM (#4636417)
Frank Catalanotto is the player I would've wanted to be if I played major league baseball. Good enough to play for a while and make a bunch of money and anonymous enough where no one cares about you (except for me apparently).


You and me both. I actually used to reference him by name as the guy I'd love to be if I had MLB talent. Good enough to play 14 years and make nearly $30M; obscure enough that he could walk through a grocery store utterly unrecognized.
   9. tfbg9 Posted: January 11, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4636440)
He seemed to kill the Red Sox. Reminds me of Danny Heep.
   10. billyshears Posted: January 11, 2014 at 03:32 PM (#4636442)
Frank Catalanotto is a Jets fan because he grew up in Long Island - not because he payed for the Mets.
   11. Rennie's Tenet Posted: January 11, 2014 at 04:39 PM (#4636474)
When I was young, I was a big kid and shared a birthday with George Scott and Lee May, so I wanted to be them. Stopped growing at age 12 and ended up hopelessly nearsighted, but I still have the birthday.
   12. Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 11, 2014 at 06:16 PM (#4636509)
He seemed to kill the Red Sox. Reminds me of Danny Heep.


It's the team he played against the most (106 G, 438 PA), and he had an .891 OPS against them.
He did better against the Rangers and Royals among teams with any significant playing time.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: January 11, 2014 at 07:39 PM (#4636591)
If they really wanted to clean up baseball.
1. Blood tests 3-5 times a year
2. Each team has a pool of $10 million dollars, given to the team by the league. If one player pops positive on that team, half that money goes to the owner, the rest is returned to the league, if no player pops positive all players on the team get equal shares of the $10mil relative to the number of days on the roster. This is an incentive to force the owners to keep the test honest, while it's an incentive to force the team to shame their teammates. (There is probably better ways to force this, which is fine, but the point is free money for the players if everyone on the team stays clean so that they can shame them, while having an excessive high quality testing system in place, while having some type of incentive to keep the owners and administrators honest)
(you could use a 10% of players pay goes into the fund and is given if you are able to renegotiate something like that, that way the amount is significant no matter the salary the player is getting)

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