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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 


1 week 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 his girlfriend—who took a break from running her sp ...
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1 week 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 QU ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation


1 week 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 loudmouth and an aggressive bul ...
Source: Pulse Wrestling   Full article at: Pulse Wrestling


2 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 t ...
Source: Pulse Wrestling   Full article at: Pulse Wrestling


7 weeks ago

Ex-closer John Rocker to compete on 'Survivor'

Aug 27 2014 11:18am CDT | Source: USA Today: Sports

No word on how the fireballer's "Speak English" campaign will go over in Nicaragua. ...
Source: USA Today: Sports   Full article at: USA Today: Sports


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