Phillies Catcher Carlos Ruiz Tests Positive For Use Of An Amphetamine,…

That's the word out of the MLB office this afternoon, according to a statement issued a few minutes ago. There's no indication what type of banned stimulant Chooch took, or when the test was taken. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly just reported that it has to be a second positive test to merit a suspension, though there's… » 11/27/12 5:00pm 11/27/12 5:00pm

Targeting Jittery Ballplayers

One of the most common emails we receive around here is a request to look further into the rampant use of amphetamines in Major League Baseball. We don't think this is because fans necessarily care, mind you. We just think fans think it's funny to imagine all the favorite players all jittery and jumping around in the… » 11/16/05 12:56pm 11/16/05 12:56pm

Those Raving, Chattery, Jittery Ballplayers

Remember that famous episode of "Family Ties," when Alex P. Keaton, way behind on his studying for his midterms, has to take speed to stay awake and ends up getting addicted? (Our favorite part is when he paints the hallway at 3:30 in the morning and installs an underground sprinkler system.) We're reminded of that… » 10/03/05 1:30pm 10/03/05 1:30pm