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Ex-Braves Pitcher John Rocker: Baseball Better with Steroids
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Ex-Braves Pitcher John Rocker: Baseball Better with Steroids

Jul 10 2013, 9:11pm CDT | by

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker is in the spotlight again, this time saying the game of baseball is better with steroids.

Ex-Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker says baseball is better with steroids.  Rocker, who currently lives in Atlanta, was interviewed on Cleveland radio station 92.3 The Fan and talked about...

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Ex-Braves Pitcher John Rocker: Baseball Better with Steroids

Jul 10 2013, 9:11pm CDT | by

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker is in the spotlight again, this time saying the game of baseball is better with steroids.

Ex-Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker says baseball is better with steroids. 

Rocker, who currently lives in Atlanta, was interviewed on Cleveland radio station 92.3 The Fan and talked about performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in baseball.  

"Honestly, and this may go against what some people think from an ethical standpoint, I think it was the better game. 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."

He actually admitted to steroid use years after he retired. He even went off the record during the interview to say the steroid era in baseball "was a mesmerizing time for every baseball fan out there."

He revealed in 2008 that "between 40 to 50 percent of baseball players are on steroids." 

Rocker, a closer, was the center of controversy in the baseball world in late 1999 when he made some ethnically insensitive comments which were published on Sports Illustrated. 

"The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners. I'm not a very big fan of foreigners."

He played from 1998-2003 in the majors with the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He compiled a 13-22 win-loss record to go along with 332 strikeouts and a 3.42 ERA, per ESPN.  

Rocker is currently director of public affairs of SaveHomelessVeterans.com 

 
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'Survivor' is staring at you from the bushes, murderously

Oct 30 2014 8:15am CDT | Source: SBNation

Is this show in Esperanto? Nothing makes sense and Dale just keeps staring at people while he whittles. Yes, Survivor persists, as does John Rocker's girlfriend, Julie. This week brings a really awful trade, a lot of rain, a lot of Jeremy thinking everyone is the absolute worst and a lot of Dale staring at people like he wants to wear their eyeballs as earrings. Read on for this week's pertinent Surv ...
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4 weeks ago

'Survivor,' where no one knows the correct amount of rice to cook

Oct 23 2014 10:06am CDT | Source: SBNation

John Rocker has been gone for two weeks now. How will our remaining survivors cope? Welcome back! I missed you. The readers, I mean, not the show. You all give me strength to carry on and I want you to know that I appreciate you. Sadly, Balls Up was eliminated last week, right after I was prepared to type "Balls Up" for the next 12 weeks. And of course, John Rocker is two weeks r ...
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6 weeks ago

John Rocker Made An Ass Of Himself On Survivor

Oct 9 2014 3:56pm CDT | Source: Deadspin

As ready-made Survivor villains go, John Rocker was always a bit too good to be true . A beefy dude with a hot temper, a notorious past, an empty head, and a (presumably) well-stocked bank account? Fans might have been rooting for him to stick around for hate-watching purposes, but there was no way he was going to last, and in fact he didn't; just three episodes into the current season, Rocker was voted off, leaving ...
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6 weeks ago

John Rocker threatens to knock someone's teeth out on 'Survivor'

Oct 9 2014 8:01am CDT | Source: SBNation

Things sort of go downhill from there. Could it be that we've come to the end of the road? Will this be the week that our intrepid ... whatever ... John Rocker gets voted off the proverbial island? Or the actual island, since this is literally "Survivor?" Read on and find out! If you need to get caught up, you can find the recap of the first episode here and the recap of the second episode here. JOHN ROCKER QUOTABLES AND NOTABLES: - The episode ope ...
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6 weeks ago

Survivor Juan Del Sur – Episode 3 Review – “Third Time’s The Charm Episode”

Oct 9 2014 5:28am CDT | Source: Pulse Wrestling

If you missed it over the weekend, I blogged about the first two episodes of Survivor. I’m all caught up after returning from Italy, and have Kelley in my mom’s office pool. She has said seven words so far. My mom has Baylor in the pool, and thus has had two close calls in three episodes. Yikes! But she escaped by the skin of her teeth again, and instead… John Rocker was eliminated! Woohoo! I am not sad to see that schmuck go. He’s a l ...
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6 weeks ago

Survivor: Episodes One and Two

Oct 6 2014 4:31pm CDT | Source: Pulse Wrestling

I’m back from vacation! And my DVR is packed with TV to catch up on. I began with Survivor: San Juan Del Sur, a.k.a. Survivor: Blood vs. Water Again. Don’t take that the wrong way – I like the blood vs. water theme, and am glad to see it back with all new cast members. I’m extra-pleased that the producers ditched Redemption Island in favor of Exile Island. I assume it’s because they read my blog? I was out of the country for the season premiere, which meant I had ...
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