Juiced

Juiced

Wild Times, Rampant 'roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big

Book - 2005
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The star outfielder of the Oakland Athletics reveals how he used anabolic steroids to enhance his own performance and how he passed that knowledge on to coaches and fellow players, transforming baseball into today's record-breaking sport.
Publisher: New York :, Regan Books,, 2005.
ISBN: 9780060746407
0060746408
Characteristics: 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary: The star outfielder of the Oakland Athletics reveals how he used anabolic steroids to enhance his own performance and how he passed that knowledge on to coaches and fellow players, transforming baseball into today's record-breaking sport.
Reading Program: Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.6 11.0 86825.

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rmd21
Oct 31, 2012

I suppose when this book came out it was quite revealing. Canseco did name names and is specific about the type of PEDs he used and abused. The book is humorous at times and thus has its moments but Canseco's insecurities sometimes shines through and shows what a fragile ego he has. It's not a bad read for those who have an interest in learning the history of how/when/why baseball players started juicing.

The most revealing part has to be, besides Canseco's own use, about Mark McGwire. I don't know about anyone else but I KNEW Big Mac was juicing, it was obvious and the whole thing with the Andro bottle in his locker was a ruse which Canseco's book points out.

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Baseballchad
May 31, 2010

The book that started the steriod talk and helped clean up baseball.

Davey7 Nov 09, 2009

True he does go into a lot of detail on stuff but as opposed to a reasearched book it is just a hasbeen rambling telling stories. The book does not follow any sort of pattern or time line. It is humours at times but not really worth a read. If you want a good baseball read try pete roses book.

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Hadley
Dec 07, 2007

Most of the details have come and gone from the headline news, but this is still an eye-opener. Better than most sports books.

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