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As a medical student, who has adhd and a former varsity high school baseball player I feel obliged to comment on this thread. Adderall doesn't really help you much in baseball. If anything, it is deleterious, and breaks down muscle mass. I'll leave it at that.

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I am assuming you are basing your comment on your own experiences....but in reality, Adderall could not help you because you just were not a good baseball player.

Adderall does help you in baseball. It helps you in any professional sport in certain areas. That's why you need special permission to use it or else everyone would be taking it.

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Bonds should be in hall of fame. Writers hate him because he did not like press. They should take the vote away from journalism majors and give it to managers, GMs and former players.

I'm not sure that actually helps Bonds much... Keep in mind, MOST players (i.e., those who did not take PEDs) were adamantly against their use.

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I couldn't find it last night on my phone, but here is the hard hit rate (from Mark Simon), how is someone 40+ that much ahead of the rest of the league?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Updated MLB hard-hit rate leaderboard. Check out where your favorite hitter ranks <a href="https://t.co/DwdFess432">pic.twitter.com/DwdFess432</a></p>— Mark Simon (@msimonespn) <a href="

">September 7, 2016</a></blockquote>

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Be glad when he is gone.If it doesn't go his way he is a big baby.He has had foul

comments about the Red Sox's.He wasn't a loyal teammate.Good bye.

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Of course ADHD drugs are bad for you. And it is ridiculous to assume he needs these drugs. If he needs them to compete than everyone should be able to use them. If they weren't performance get enhancing he wouldn't be taking them.

This is ridiculous and downright irresponsible to post.

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Besides being on the Sox he is a big teddy bear with a personality and a cool nick name, thats why he is loved
A big, phone-smashing, 'roid raging teddy bear

Very scary man who acts that way with no physical provocation.

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Ortiz is not most notorious ped users. When they started testing just about everyone on Orioles was using. Has Ortiz been suspended for PED use? Chris Davis has.

No he hasn't.

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But test this guy at 2 in the morning one time. What a joke. Better yet, fastball to the neck to call this stupid joke to an end.

Overly dramatic. A bad plate of oysters? Maybe. Let's not wish death on anyone. Even PED abusers.

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Ortiz is a damn fine villain. Baseball needs villains. I'm actually sad that ARod is retiring. I love booing the snot out of that jackass. But he also made for entertaining games since he was so damn dis-likable.

That said, nothing would make me happier than if Ortiz goes out just like Jeter. With no playoffs. An irrelevant end to the season would be perfect for him. Just like grounding out in a 1-0 game on a 3-2 count from Britton after getting schooled by Gausman for 8 straight.

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I thought the way the ESPN announcers were talking about him last night all three would have to go get a room after the game.

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Nice post...this thread is a laugher! The guy can hit a baseball and he's a .300 plus hitter with lots of homeruns, not a .230 hitter with lots of home runs.

I don't care who used whatever when baseball didn't care. I do agree Bonds should be a hall of famer

If I were the Red Sox I would be lobbying him for 1 more due to his success.

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If you don't care who used and who didn't use simply because that is your feeling/position on the matter for your own reasons, OK.

But in my rat's ass of an opinion, just because baseball didn't care does not necessarily augment your position.

Baseball (like all of the major professional sports) has been in the wrong on numerous occasions throughout history. Some of those wrongs have been corrected, some haven't. I don't think that saying "They didn't care, so I don't care" is a strong/solid position to take.

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If you don't care who used and who didn't use simply because that is your feeling/position on the matter for your own reasons, OK.

But in my rat's ass of an opinion, just because baseball didn't care does not necessarily augment your position.

Baseball (like all of the major professional sports) has been in the wrong on numerous occasions throughout history. Some of those wrongs have been corrected, some haven't. I don't think that saying "They didn't care, so I don't care" is a strong/solid position to take.

Well, it's a strong position to take when voting players in/out of the Hall of Fame. Because breaking the rules of a sport versus not breaking the rules of a sport is quite a chasm.

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If you don't care who used and who didn't use simply because that is your feeling/position on the matter for your own reasons, OK.

But in my rat's ass of an opinion, just because baseball didn't care does not necessarily augment your position.

Baseball (like all of the major professional sports) has been in the wrong on numerous occasions throughout history. Some of those wrongs have been corrected, some haven't. I don't think that saying "They didn't care, so I don't care" is a strong/solid position to take.

Well, it's a strong position to take when voting players in/out of the Hall of Fame. Because breaking the rules of a sport versus not breaking the rules of a sport is quite a chasm.

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I don't think it is.

I think that it's passing the buck to what baseball did/thought.

Again, I believe that you can make the argument that steroids/PED's shouldn't matter anyway, for your own reasons. And if making that argument, I would expect that you would also argue that they should be permitted to be used now, as they (essentially) were at the time when baseball turned a blind eye to it, and they were being used rampantly.

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Ortiz's best skill is arguing every called pitch that doesn't go his way and never getting ejected for it. Actually, that's a Red Sox tradition, but he's the best at it. His second best skill is having the slowest home run trot in baseball. I'm surprised there's not a rule named after him to prevent this spectacle. He's also really good at not playing the field.

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