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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 07:52 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: February 27, 2013 at 08:49 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. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: February 27, 2013 at 08:59 PM (#4377349)
Teixeira just doesn't understand Manny Ramirez's rights and has no sense of justice.
   3. MikeTorrez Posted: February 28, 2013 at 10:55 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 04:22 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 04:42 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 05:27 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 05:41 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 is a fine piece of cheese Posted: February 28, 2013 at 09:23 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...?

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