Found July 25, 2013 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
via MyFoxLA.com Former Tiger Robert Fick, recognized mostly for hitting the last home run in Tiger Stadium history, admitting to using steroids twice during a recent in-studio interview with “Good Day L.A.”  He said he only did it while recovering from a separated shoulder in 2000 while with the Tigers. “I never did it when I was in the off-season trying to lift weights, get strong, to hit home runs. I was a young player. I had three or four shoulder injuries and I was told that it would help me get back on the field, stay on the field.” Fick said that money was the reason behind players, including some teammates use and still use steroids.  When the Tigers of the late 90′s and early 2000′s were brought up, Fick said he was aware which teammates were on steroids. As for today’s stars, Fick said that he can’t believe why Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez would “even think about doing steroids” because “they have all the money in the world.” Fick hit .258 with 69 home runs and 324 RBIs in his career with the Tigers, Atlanta Braves (2003), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2004), San Diego Padres (2004-05) and the Washington Nationals (2006-07).  His biggest season was in 2001, when he hit 19 home runs and 61 RBIs in 124 games. He was named an All-Star in 2002 with a .290 batting average, 11 home runs and 40 RBIs in the first half, his final season in Detroit. Here is the link to Fick’s full interview.
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