Monday, May 11, 2009

Doctors advised the Sox on how to use PEDs

Thanks to BostonDirtDogs (via IIH,IIF), Lou Merloni shed some light on the earlier PED days, with a special peek into the Sox lockerroom:

Sat. May 9, 2009, Lou Merloni, who did not specify the year the meeting with the doctor took place, on Comcast SportsNet's The Baseball Show: "I'm in spring training, and I got an 8:30-9:00 meeting in the morning. I walk into that office, and this happened while I was with the Boston Red Sox before this last regime, I'm sitting in the meeting. There's a doctor up there and he's talking about steroids, and everyone was like 'here we go, we're gonna sit here and get the whole thing -- they're bad for you.' No. He spins it and says 'you know what, if you take steroids and sit on the couch all winter long, you can actually get stronger than someone who works out clean, if you're going to take steroids, one cycle won't hurt you, abusing steroids it will.' He sat there for one hour and told us how to properly use steroids while I'm with the Boston Red Sox, sitting there with the rest of the organization, and after this I said 'what the heck was that?' And everybody on the team was like 'what was that?' And the response we got was 'well, we know guys are taking it, so we want to make sure they're taking it the right way'... Where did that come from? That didn't come from the Players Association."
Could management really be so dumb to do this, back in the pre-Theo days?

1 comment:

tadthebad said...

If Merloni said that this occurred prior to this "last regime", does he mean it happened prior to this ownership group? When was Merloni on the Sox? Have to check that out.