Major League Baseball is reportedly on the verge of handing down dozens of suspensions to players linked to a company that allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs.
If former MLB closer John Rocker had his way, steroid use wouldn’t be an issue at all in the league. Rocker, who admitted in 2011 to using steroids during his time in the majors (1998 – 2003), went on Cleveland’s Bull & Fox radio show Tuesday and, among other things, made his case for why performance-enhancing drugs make America’s pastime better.
“Honestly, and this may go against what some people think from an ethical stand point, I think it was the better game.” he said. “At the end of the day when people are paying their $80, $120 whatever it may be, to buy their ticket and come watch that game, it’s almost like the circus is in town. They are paid to be entertained. They wanna see some clown throw a fastball 101 mph and some other guy hit it 500 feet. That’s entertainment. You’re paying to be entertained.”
During his time in the majors, Rocker averaged a 3.71 ERA and 21 saves per season. Rocker said he used steroids to help him recover on the second and third straight day of pitching.
Hear everything Rocker had to say in the audio below, courtesy of CBS Cleveland.
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