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Saturday, June 14, 2014

MLB: Ripken, Niekro urge youth to become role models

How are we ever going to Overgrow The Government with this kind of nonsense going on!?

Niekro said he recalled being a young pitcher with the Braves when he was invited into the hotel room of some fellow teammates where he suspected that recreational drugs might be available.

“I knew it was marijuana. I knew that’s what it was,” recalled the 75-year-old former knuckleballer. “I didn’t know what to do, so I stopped and thought, ‘I think I’ll call my dad and ask him what I should do.’ I knew what he was going to say. ‘OK, I’ll call my mom.’ I knew what she was going to say. ‘I’ll call my sister.’ I know what she’s going to say. So it wasn’t that hard for me to decide not to go into that room.

“All I know is that none of it is good for your body. I wouldn’t put them in there because it’s not good for my body.”

Ripken, 53, continued on a similar theme.

“It’s interesting, when it comes to steroids sometimes I’m confronted by some really small kids.” he said. “They ask me the same question because it’s in the news all the time. … They ask me, ‘Is steroids a good thing or a bad thing?’ And it really perplexes me until I realize that they’re trying to make up their minds.

“And then I turn it around on them and ask, ‘What do you think? What’s your take?’ I really want to know what’s trickling down. And I’ll tell you, 99 percent of the kids say it’s wrong. I feel really, really good about that because if you make a determination that it’s wrong, that’s a [significant] decision in your life.”

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