An interesting article in Sunday's Inquirer by Jim Salisbury talks of how a current Phillie, who remains nameless, used speed everyday:
"Speed," said the current Phillie, who asked not to be named, for
fear of tarnishing his reputation. "It's bad for your cardio. It's
unhealthy. But I did it."
He did it every day for the last few seasons, and so, he estimated, did half the position players in the big leagues.
For decades, Major League Baseball, like other sports, turned a
blind eye to illegal amphetamine use. Greenies were as much a part of
the game as pine tar, rosin, and the 162-game grind.
With stricter steroid testing in the MLB, the rampant use of speed has declined. I'd like to try and figure out who the player talked about in the Inqy actually is. The article mentions that the player had used speed everyday for several years so it is likely a veteran player. I'm also assuming from the article it is a position player. Players fitting that criteria: Bell, Lieberthal, Burrell, Abreu, JRoll, Fasano, Gonzalez, Tomas, Rowand. From the well articulated quotes in English in the article along with the fact that his play is rather nonchalant, I think you can cross off Abreu. David Bell grew up around major league baseball, so he could be a likely candidate.
Anyone have any insight on the matter?
What a week it's been for Chris Christie.
After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governer called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."
He can now add being torched by Former Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list.
"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governer in the country," Rendell said.
(Three fire emojis).
"In retrospect, the governer's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."
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Ugh. Joel Embiid may not be perfect.
He may be buddies with Johnny Manziel, at least according to the former NFL hopeful turned party boy.
It all started when Manziel took to Twitter today to talk about doing a free autograph signing for the people of Texas.
The Twitter rant also included this strange line: "No lie.. I was a [bad word] in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."
Hey, owning it is the first step to recovery, right?
Also, he knows how to get Twitter's attention:
After doing one Google search, there were reports of the pair hanging over the summer in LA. From Busted Coverage:
[Manziel] was tearing up the Warick LA lounge with his Los Angeles friends at a party that included Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, Kendra Wilkinson and Joel Embiid among others.
More to this as we learn it...