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FOXSports.com's baseball inside Rob Dibble talks about Yankee star Alex Rodriguez admitting to using steroids and what it means to his future.
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Monday Alex Rodriguez admitted using performance enhancing drugs between 2001 and 2003. We bring in former Major League pitcher and foxsports.com baseball analyst rob table to discuss the aftermath. Rob when you look at era number and five full seasons before 2001 he averaged about 39 homers and a 115 RBI per season. In the three years that he admitted using Derek he averaged 52 home runs and a 131 RBI. We know how it works for pitchers in terms of getting over sort of quicker but what are -- is that it affects the drug that would lead to a leap in performance as a batter. It is funny yet mean that because it just finished -- -- -- ski boat bases loaded and it was very informative. I didn't realize a lot of these different steroids did a lot of different things. Around but I think for the most part what I learned was that he just keeps you healthy longer throughout the season. It's not so much and I think people have a a misperception that is not performance enhancing -- much it is I think palm reader can't -- it -- -- courier leak -- he's in Sosa getting tired after 130 games you have more energy. And once forty in game number one -- so I think that's some of the stuff that maybe helped Alex Rodriguez accomplished his goals. You know mr. out he brings a lot of great points but a lot of guys that used. Steroids initiates and it never helped their careers. Any bet you know a lot of that's due to genetics and hard work and I think people. Don't appreciate that not so in Iraq case a ticket just probably helped him maintain good body throughout the season a little bit more. And you know some more things that I have learned from a lot of these guys over the last couple years is that when a guy. City Q left that a guy sitting here right are using steroids it's very difficult to using no. If you try to keep your job. You mentioned the guy in the left and right what was going on at tech and the Rangers -- Rafael Palmeiro pudge Rodriguez. -- the clubhouse environment encourage guys doing something like this together. I don't think it encourages that -- -- -- -- take it to beat all thirty teams you'll the other Packwood out play and it might not been as prevalent as it was after I retired and I think that's when pitchers are getting into the each to each. It's complete different steroid that actually didn't make you bigger and stronger and that's one of the things I've learned over the -- by -- covering this story is that. I had no idea that you can use steroids that the pitcher I was always told to keep taking. Angel played a body builder and that's not the case. It helps you recover from -- work outs. It helps you maintain yourself like except throughout the long 162 games seat and club and it also helps you depending on where you play I mean I've played. In Cincinnati for seventy and -- in the bowl this summer with the heat and being dehydrated and think like that different steroids or different. Hormones and think like that can help -- do. With dehydration and other things so an advantage for your shoulder for your ol' bull breeder and strings for everything. And I think that's why a lot of these players have turned to that stop because. Not so much that can -- -- you maybe hit 95 mile an hour fastball over the fence. He gives you the ability to against -- -- several 100% of your skill level longer and this season to maybe catch up to pitch. What about B ball record books are we going to eat you record book one with ask -- the president flares and other without -- players before the steroid era. How -- I don't think you can go back and really quantify this managers no way to know how many pitchers were -- that how many players are using as ethnic. We need you to -- the -- over the next ten years just cleanest sport. Club we need to start getting into blood testing you know one of the things about the book that I learned is that you can. You can use different water -- steroids each GA that they don't have passed for. Even site is to talk about the only that they have right now. In that -- -- out beat mine -- -- -- whose two measured as the culprit but it. -- -- -- -- I think we need to get more educated on this subject myself included. We need need to be diligent I think the owners and the union in the players all need to get on the same page. With a better testing process of that you know we educate the players and educate the owners and everybody maybe you'll learn something from the last twenty years. It always comes back the Hall of Fame talk we've seen how Mark McGwire -- treated by hall voters. What effect will this have on -- chance. I think he should talk to Borg actually Jose Canseco Kirk -- even brought back to me because I truly believed it he measured a lot of these players eat meat -- Because the last by eight years ten years of some of their careers and then measure according. I think one of the need to be talked about it he doesn't feel after a you know the twenty years attempt dealing with the steroids in the players and all the stuff that really really helped a lot of guys other than. And you know he long eating their careers. And I think -- beat the guys that are voting for the all claim. They need to take a special look at the last twenty years try to look at how -- pitchers were using steroids comedy players using steroids. And just speak you know how many of these guys would've been an -- they've had they not use some kind of enhancing drug or would these guys. The last two home runs not been hit having not been able to play another five years to their forty -- -- the bottom line mate. Is that nobody hit it better after 35 years old. I was retired after 31 years old to meet the only thing that's upsetting is that not just my career many careers were cut short -- honest players. Some of these other players were greedy and selfish. They meet my. Monetary gain big big meet statistical gains and meet them eligible -- all -- that but once they that your seat meet up this whole twenty year period that a lot of guys played longer than eight nationally should. They rob we appreciated for all the latest news from Major League Baseball keep it logged on foxsports.com. Hunker in and we'll -- next.