They said it: Steroids in baseball

  1. “If I took steroids, I could dunk. Never mind baseball, I could play in the NBA.”
  2. “I don’t know if steroids are going to help you in baseball. I just don’t believe it. I don’t believe steroids can help eye-hand coordination [and] technically hit a baseball.”
  3. “There is no evidence andro does anything bad or good.”
  4. “If you want privacy go play semi-pro ball. drug use hurts baseball. Why should we pay millions of dollars to these guys and have them go on the disabled list?”
  5. “Recently I saw a physician for a personal health issue. He gave me a medication, not a steroid, which he thought was OK to give me. Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy.”
  6. “I have never intentionally used steroids. Never. Ever. Period.”
  7. “Who would do the testing? Will results be kept private? Or will they be leaked to the media? What about false positives? You think it’s going to be confidential? I laugh at that.”
  8. “Steroids don’t help you hit a baseball.”
  9. “I have never used steroids, human growth hormone, or any other type of illegal performance enhancing drugs..”
  10. “The national past-time is juiced.”
  11. “My body was torn up and broken down but it felt good [on steroids]. I felt like a kid. I was running better. I’d be running the bases and think, ‘Man, I’m fast!’ And I had never been that fast. But I was. Steroids made me like that.”
  12. “Everybody I know in the game of baseball uses the same stuff I use.”
  13. “It was the stupidest thing I ever did. There’s no reason to even go down that road. It’s an illusion. And look what I have to do. I’m sitting here by a stupid mistake.”
  14. “Was it stupid? Yeah, it was stupid. Was I desperate? Yeah, I was probably desperate,” he said. “I wish I never would have done it, obviously, but I don’t consider myself a cheater, no.”
  15. “I was very, very stupid”
  16. “When that thing took hold, I thought I was having a heart attack. It was a stupid thing to do…”
  17. “There’s many things that you can take that are banned substances. I mean, there’s things that have been removed from GNC today that would trigger a positive test. I’m not sure exactly what substance I used. But whatever it is, I feel terribly about it.”
  18. “Half the players? Come on, I look around the clubhouse, and I don’t see anybody with signs of steroid use. I don’t know of anyone who came to camp 20-30 pounds heavier.”
  19. “It’s like the big secret we’re not supposed to talk about.. I think we all have our suspicions who’s on the stuff, but unless someone comes out and admits to it, who’ll ever know for sure.”
  20. “The article said 50%. Well, I’m not one of them, so that’s 49% right there.”

Authors of the above quotes, in alphabetical order:

  • Aaron, Hank
  • Boone, Bret
  • Bonds, Barry
  • Caminiti, Ken
  • Canseco, Jose
  • Clemens, Roger
  • Garciaparra, Nomar
  • Giambi, Jason
  • Gwynn, Tony
  • Henderson, Rickey
  • Justice, David
  • LaRussa, Tony
  • McGwire, Mark (twice)
  • Millman, Robert (MLB Chief Medical Adviser)
  • Palmiero, Rafael
  • Pettitte, Andy
  • Ramirez, Manny
  • Rodriguez, Alex (twice)

The answers are posted here. See if you can correctly match the most, using the comments below.

Just don’t cheat, ok? That’s be painfully ironic.

(image sources: MSNBC)

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