The subject of performance enhancing drugs is clogging sports talk radio, and for good reason. The Biogenesis scandal has brought it back to the forefront of everyone’s mind. When Kevin Slaten brought it up on the air and suggested that he always suspected Albert Pujols of using, Jack Clark was quick to jump in with his thoughts.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch broke the story this morning and you can read Dan Caesar’s take by clicking here.
Clark states that Pujols former trainer, Chris Mihlfeld, offered to provide Clark with steroids as a part of his exercise routine. Mihlfeld went on to explain how well it was working for Pujols, whom he had been working with since college and projected to be a “big star” someday.
Is this shocking to anyone? I mean, we all want Pujols to have played a clean game over the years and believe that he was the super-human he portrayed to be early on in his career, but are we sticking our collective heads in the sand?
I can recall Pujols final season here in St. Louis. In June of that year, he broke his arm in a play at first base. We we warned that he would miss time and that he would take some time to rebuild his strength based on the type of injury . It would cause a good portion of his season to be a struggle. He was slated to miss 4-to-6 weeks with the injury but i70baseball’s Mike Metzger noted in this article that he recovered in just over two weeks, referring to his recovery as much quicker than that of a “mere mortal”.
Pujols did some amazing things while he was in St. Louis and I sincerely hope he did them the right way. He was exemplary on and off the field. He was a childhood hero to many fans.
Say it ain’t so, Albert.