Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Teixeira: MLB’s fight against PEDs is personal

For a guy that hasn’t hit 3-HR’s in a game since…

Mark Teixeira wants baseball to rid itself of its PED problem, and he has a very personal reason for it.

“I don’t ever want a kid to look at me and say, ‘Oh, he just hit three homers in a game, he’s probably on steroids,” the Yankees first baseman said on Wednesday. “That’s why we have to be vigilant about making sure that every single option is exhausted to make the public, the fans, the players are all comfortable that we’re doing everything we can.”

...“I think we’ve tried to do everything we can to clean up the game, and we’ve done a good job of cleaning it up,” he said. “But there’s always going to be outliers, there’s always going to be cases where guys either intentionally or unintentionally break the rules. If there’s anything that we can do to make it more of a deterrent or to make the testing better, I am all for going through that process.”

...Teixeira said he sees progress from baseball’s testing program.

“I’ve been a 30-home run, 100-RBI guy my entire career, and there were times early in my career guys were hitting 60 and 140,” he said. “I think those days are over, and that’s good. Guys aren’t hitting 60 or 70 home runs anymore. In that case people can look at it and say, OK, we’re back to a more normal time period. The days of guys being twice the size they should be and hitting 60 homers a year, I think those days are over.”

But, he added, “That’s not to say there aren’t people still trying to cheat. It’s been part of baseball for a long time and it’s not going to go away, but we just have to be sure that we’re doing everything we possibly can.”

Repoz Posted: February 27, 2013 at 06:52 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: February 27, 2013 at 07:49 PM (#4377345)
“I don’t ever want a kid to look at me and say, ‘Oh, he just hit three homers in a game, he’s probably on steroids,”

Um, something tells me you don't have to worry about that one, Tex.
   2. Adam Starblind Posted: February 27, 2013 at 07:59 PM (#4377349)
Teixeira just doesn't understand Manny Ramirez's rights and has no sense of justice.
   3. MikeTorrez Posted: February 28, 2013 at 09:55 AM (#4377557)
“I don’t ever want a kid to look at me and say, ‘Oh, he just hit three homers in a game, he’s probably on steroids,”

Um, something tells me you don't have to worry about that one, Tex.


Actually I'm pretty sure he hit 3 homers in a game against the Sox at Fenway.

Well whaddyaknow? http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2010/05/mark_teixeira_hits_three_home.html
   4. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: February 28, 2013 at 03:22 PM (#4377824)
I'm talking future tense, Mike. Thought that was obvious.
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 28, 2013 at 03:42 PM (#4377852)
MLB’s fight against PEDs is personal


MLB is not a person, headline writer.
   6. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: February 28, 2013 at 04:27 PM (#4377907)
Given Teixiera's recent record of injuries that keep him out of the lineup no one will be accusing him of taking steroids.
   7. Ron J2 Posted: February 28, 2013 at 04:41 PM (#4377923)
#6 As has been pointed out, one of the signs of steroid use is "breaking down". Another is unusual consistency. Or spike home run years. Or ...
   8. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: February 28, 2013 at 08:23 PM (#4378050)
MLB’s fight against PEDs is personal

MLB is not a person, headline writer.


They're a corporation, ain't they? And corporations are people, ain't they...?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Dock Ellis
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogAndruw of Center Field
(169 - 12:54pm, Jan 18)
Last: The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s

NewsblogOTP 15 January 2018:Mississippi's anti-gay marriage law is hurting two college baseball teams
(998 - 12:52pm, Jan 18)
Last: Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa

NewsblogHere's why baseball's economic system might be broken
(53 - 12:45pm, Jan 18)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogChristian Yelich can only blame himself for Jeter entanglement | New York Post
(48 - 12:42pm, Jan 18)
Last: BDC

NewsblogWhat Is Baseball’s Equivalent of the Vikings’ Miraculous Victory?
(57 - 12:41pm, Jan 18)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

Hall of MeritRoy Oswalt
(9 - 12:35pm, Jan 18)
Last: DaVoice of DaPeople

NewsblogFrancisco Mejia leads top catching prospects
(20 - 12:35pm, Jan 18)
Last: PreservedFish

Hall of MeritAndy Pettitte
(40 - 12:22pm, Jan 18)
Last: jmurph

Sox TherapyWhere Is The Offense...It's Right Over Here
(3 - 12:10pm, Jan 18)
Last: jacksone (AKA It's OK...)

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(2671 - 12:01pm, Jan 18)
Last: jmurph

Newsblog2018 Top 10 left-handed pitching prospects
(14 - 11:54am, Jan 18)
Last: spycake

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2011 Discussion
(65 - 11:52am, Jan 18)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-18-2018
(8 - 11:50am, Jan 18)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(546 - 11:29am, Jan 18)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
(1486 - 11:28am, Jan 18)
Last: The Ghost of Logan Schafer

Page rendered in 0.1415 seconds
47 querie(s) executed