Thursday, June 22, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Evidently this guy doesn't mind tiny testicles and baldness.

ESPN,the Magazine has an article, in the first person, by a former pitcher for the BoSox. His name is Paxton Crawford. He of course refuses to name names..but he does bash the BoSox team and managment. I quote from an article on SI.com about the ESPN writeup:

"During minor league spring training with the Red Sox in 1999, some of the other guys saw I was hurting," he said. "They told me that if I took this stuff, it would make the pain go away and cut my recovery time in half. Shoot, why not? I'm just a country boy. I didn't even think twice.

"It seemed like everybody else was doing it, so it wasn't a big deal, right?"

As my Texan mother used to say: If your friends were all jumping off the roof would you do that too? And my personal favorite from mom: If you are felony dumb enough to take something someone gives you without asking what it does to your body, then you must of been switched a birth because your not my kid..my kids aren't that stupid. It should be noted that Crawford had a short and uneventful career. He is now out of Baseball, and working on the family farm. He also admits that all the steroids and HGH that he did probably contributed to the end of his career from various injuries. I would hasten a guess that he has a gnarly bald spot as well as teeny testicles..two of the other side effects of steroid use. Tim Wakefield is quoted as saying this about Crawford: "No one forced him to take anything," Wakefield said. "I remember him not being too bright. That's what I remember about him."

Personally, the "not being too bright" part fits right in there with an asshat that will cheat and take performance-inhancing drugs that will destroy your ligaments, give you cancer in some instances and a host of other physical ailments. He had to know the consequences one would think, no matter what his IQ was..after all..their illegal in every single professional and collegiate sport there is.

He got popped under the league's alcohol and drug abuse policy in 2004.

8 people gave us their .02 cents:

The Stiltwalker said...

"Personally, the "not being too bright" part fits right in there with" riding your motorcycle without a helmet.

dusty said...

Hey..their athletes..one of the dumbest bunch of human beings on the planet..

FantasticAlice said...

What a dumbass.... but your mother sounds like a hoot!

Kurt said...

ummm. dusty? i am not a fan of generalizations. as jenn is fond of saying, "Stupid is everywhere." The dumb jocks just manage to get air time...
at least they can entertain us even after their careers are over.

dusty said...

Ok kurt..how about this one then..

one of the richest bunch of individuals who generally are not the sharpest knives in the drawer.

Is that more PC?

Bruce said...

Thinking that they're indestructable and above the law is as big a problem as anmything else, IMO...

Bruce said...

or anything, if you happen to speak English...

Bruce said...

BTW, ESPN.com is reporting that it was Conte himself who leaked the grand jury testimony to the two writers.