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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Ned Colletti Goes Inside Baseball

Controversy surfaced when the question of “juicing” or steroid use came up. Colletti mentioned legendary hitter Barry Bonds, saying, “It hurts me that Barry’s not in the Hall. He was one of the greatest, smartest players I’ve been around —genius.”

While commenting that he never saw any drug use, Colletti did say that of course it was suspected, but that management’s hands were tied because the players’ union did not allow drug testing for athletes. He claims, though, he suspects 90 percent of players were using amphetamines to keep their energy up after long games, exhaustive plane rides and short turnarounds.
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On a lighter note, Colletti had the audience laughing when relaying a story about Manny Ramirez cutting just two inches of his dreadlocks to appease Dodgers dress code.

Some interesting quotes from the former Dodgers GM.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 10, 2018 at 03:46 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: barry bonds, dodgers, drugs, general, general managers, los angeles dodgers, ned colletti

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   1. PreservedFish Posted: May 10, 2018 at 09:39 PM (#5670415)
I always liked the story about how Dodgers personnel suspected that Paul LoDuca was a former steroid user, and that if traded he would likely get back on the drugs in order to spite the team.
   2. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 11, 2018 at 01:18 PM (#5670849)
I know I've posted this in previous Colletti and/or book threads, but I really enjoyed his biography. Whether any of his book is revisionist or not, I suppose could be up for debate, but I think he's a humble guy, who was in some very difficult/complicated situations (mainly with McCourt)and he tells a pretty good story about his life in baseball.

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