stumpak wrote:Ripken and Mattingly are blowhards. Let's pretend they had marginal talent, would they be tempted them to roid up to keep his job? It's easy to say you won't take illegal supplements when you have tremendous natural talent--its like a chick with huge knockers denigrating boob jobs, of course she is going to say boob jobs are wrong if she is already stacked.
Ripken was never a blowhard. And as for "natural talent" - that came with a lot of hard work and no shortcuts - reminds me of the time an interviewer commented on how lucky A.J Foyt was - Foyt replied: "Yeh, it's funny, the harder I work, the luckier I get".