They said it: Steroids in baseball (the answers!)

  1. “If I took steroids, I could dunk. Never mind baseball, I could play in the NBA.” BRET BOONE
  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.” BARRY BONDS
  3. “There is no evidence andro does anything bad or good.” ROBERT MILLMAN
  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?” TONY LARUSSA
  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.” MANNY RAMIREZ
  6. “I have never intentionally used steroids. Never. Ever. Period.” RAFAEL PALMIERO
  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.” NOMAR GARCIAPARRA
  8. “Steroids don’t help you hit a baseball.” JASON GIAMBI
  9. “I have never used steroids, human growth hormone, or any other type of illegal performance enhancing drugs…” ROGER CLEMENS
  10. “The national past-time is juiced.” JOSE CANSECO
  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.” KEN CAMINITI
  12. “Everybody I know in the game of baseball uses the same stuff I use.” MARK MCGWIRE
  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.” MARK MCGWIRE
  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.” ANDY PETTITTE
  15. “I was very, very stupid” ALEX RODRIGUEZ
  16. “When that thing took hold, I thought I was having a heart attack. It was a stupid thing to do…” HANK AARON (about trying greenies)
  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.” ALEX RODRIGUEZ
  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.” DAVID JUSTICE
  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.” TONY GWYNN
  20. “The article said 50%. Well, I’m not one of them, so that’s 49% right there.” RICKEY HENDERSON

Big thanks to Baseball’s Steroid Era for their extensive quote list

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