Go to Steroids.com for the video in which a shirtless Jose Canseco flexes his pecs Or, in his parlance, “makes [his] boobs bounce,” while talking about which steroids are the best steroids and berates (a) teammates for not using steroids; and (b) fans and media for being upset about steroids now when, back in the day, they secretly loved the 500 foot home runs.
Then reflect on the fact that there’s a website called Steroids.com which, before the video, talks about how it’s the best place to get anabolics on the web. Then ask yourself why federal prosecutors are going after guys like Barry Bonds and Lance Armstrong.
MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig‘s one-game suspension has been rescinded. Instead, he will make a charitable donation. The alternative “punishment” was agreed to by Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association.
Puig was suspended one game two weeks ago after flipping off some hecklers at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Puig showed remorse after the game, saying, “I stooped to their level.”
Entering Tuesday night’s action, Puig was batting .251/.331/.458 with 14 home runs and 41 RBI in 287 plate appearances.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre picked a good time to hit his 450th home run. With the game tied 1-1 in the top of the ninth inning, Beltre took the first pitch he saw from closer Cody Allen for a ride, sending it into the left field seats at Progressive Field to break the tie.
The Rangers would go on to win 2-1. Beltre finished 2-for-4. He now has 2,969 career hits, leaving him 31 shy of becoming the 31st member of the 3,000 hit club.
On the season, Beltre is hitting .303/.373/.562 with five home run sand 22 RBI in 102 plate appearances.