Well, I get a lot of the guys that also read me at www.bigleaguefutures.net click on me over here when they see me post a link on Twitter. These are the high school junior and seniors that will become eligible for the draft come this June and a year from now.
This is for you, guys.
There is a good chance that someone is going to tell you some day that they have something you can either rub on or ingest that will help you either heal or make you a better baseball player. You may check and it could even be currently sold over the counter at some gym or "nutrition" store in a local strip mall.
Everything that got many of these sports stars in trouble wasn't illegal when they took it. That famous jar of Andro that was in Mark McGuire's locker during that infamous interview was bought legally in a store at the mall.
You need to decide right now how you are going to approach this game and I have one suggestion for you... don't put anything in or on your body that is on the banned substance list that is updated almost daily.
You can find that at: http://www.usada.org/prohibited-list/?gclid=CNuDwZOZ6rQCFQWonQodZkUACg .
Make sure you check back every time some hot shot trainer, 'handler', or 'friend of a friend' tells you they heard of a new cure for something that hurts you. The list constantly is updated.
Oh yeah... I'm sorry... I said I only had one more thing and there is another.
If you don't follow my advise, and you cheat and you chose to go down the same path as guys like Armstrong and lie about it until you get a national gig like the Oprah show, well, I guess all I can say at this point is shame on you. No one is going to take away the big house Armstrong currently lives in or the $300mil he supposedly is still worth. This is a matter of conscience guys and all I can tell you is the good guys always expose the bad guys in the end.
If all you take away from this is what I now write, please remember this... it's what you do at the most successful times of your life that will determine how people remember you. If you want that legacy to be full of friends and relatives, play life straight, don't lie to your loved ones, and keep your God close to your heart.