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Posted by Nimmo on July 10, 2022, 1:57 pm, in reply to "Re: Smokey
First off, the Juiced/PED statement by TM is just stupid. Not taking PEDs doesnít make you a real man. You canít compare PEDs to shaved bats either, thatís like comparing Apples to Cabbage. Itís not even close. Now players take PEDs for several reasons, some for the competitive advantage in size and strength, some to look like Mr. Softball. If you really understand PEDs, then you will know that the true benefit and advantage of PEDs is the recovery process and how fast you can recover from the beating you put on your body on the weekends. But you still have to train and your diet has to be somewhat disciplined to really benefit from said PEDs as well. Not the case with a shaved bat. Any couch potato can be a rock star witn a shaved bat.
As for the balls this weekend, it was already being talked about before we took the field. So players were already in the frame of mind it was going to be awful. But you also have to consider that the weather, heat, and humidity played a big part in the performance or lack there of with the ball and thatís something nobody can control. Had the weather been 10 degrees cooler and less humidity, that ball would have been plenty good. End of the story, you canít make everyone happy. Iíve played where games went 3+ hours because the ball was too good (stadiums) and when games were in the single digits (classic M.) Every year there is a new complaint, and teams still show up to play. It is still the best event in the Conference and will always be. Just my .02Ö