Found March 01, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
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In the wake of the Ryan Braun steroid decision, performance-enhancing drugs have been a hot topic of late. I sat down with former Major Leaguer Frank Tepedino to discuss the topic. Tepedino’s career spanned parts of eight seasons from 1967-1975. He played for the New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves. Though he was never a Met, I felt like what he had to say was relevant for our site. During that time, performance-enhancing drugs were not part of the game. Talent and hard work alone were the sole determinants of a player’s success on the field. However, as steroids became popular in the game around the mid-1990s, the level playing field changed greatly. Super-human athletes were taking the game by storm, which certainly put fans in the seats, but also compromised the integrity of the game. Tepedino addressed the issue of whether he would have used steroids if they were available. “You can’t answer that question until you’re in that situation and you look at right a...
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