Longtime MLB first baseman Rafael Palmeiro is considering a comeback at age 53, 12 years after his last game in the major leagues.
On Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic passed along comments from the four-time All-Star, who remains confident in his physical abilities.
“There’s no doubt in my mind I can do it,” Palmeiro said. “I’ve taken care of myself really well. I’ve been working out for years. Everything feels better than when I played.”
For those of you who don’t remember, Rafael Palmeiro went in front of a grand jury and adamantly declared that he had NEVER done steroids and then like, a week later, he failed every drug test and he had more HGH in his blood than he had blood in his blood.
Yea, of course Palmeiro can still play baseball. That’s how steroids work. When Barry Bonds was the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins two seasons ago, he would continuously win home run contests against players half his age because you can’t just sleep off HGH. Those effects last a lifetime. No doubt in my mind that Jason Giambi can hit 35 homers next season if given enough at-bats.
Palmeiro told Rosenthal the suspension was a “perfect storm that basically destroyed me” and continues to say he never knowingly took any performance-enhancing substances.
“Maybe 12 years later, I can prove to the whole world that I didn’t need anything to have a good career,” he said. “Maybe 12 years later, if I can come back and prove I don’t need anything as an older player with an older body, then people might think, ‘OK, maybe he didn’t do anything intentionally.'”
Yo, FUCK this guy. No one accidentally takes steroids. It’s not a cute little prank your teammates play where they inject a syringe into your ass while your ass while you shower. How is he still denying this?
Yes, please come back to baseball Noah Syndergaard can run a 101mph in your earhole.
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