On May 26th I had the opportunity to interview the former porfessional NY Mets player and now dcommentator Nelso Figueroa by phone.
We spoke for approximately 30 minutes, he was super friendly and very helpful. I learned a lot about PED and his experience in the MLB during the steriod era (1993-2001). Some of the things are learned were: 1) new ways the MBL could prevent players from using 2) that he thinks PED’s make good player great, but that they don’t make a bad player great. In other words if I don’t normally pla ybaseball taking PEDs won’t make me a superstar. 3) Balls and bats are more juices now than the players – they are designed for harder hit balls resulting home runs.
The most fascinating thing was that Nelson thought anphetomines actually make as big of an impact than PED because help player recover faster, play more games in row. Instead players have learned they need more rest throughout the season. This is why Nelso beleives the Cal Ripkin Jr.’s consective game streak will never broken.
It was really cool to be able to talk to a Pro baseball player!