PITCHER BRONSON ARROYO WILL NOT MISS HIS NEXT START
4.10.10 BY:MEH "DRUGS ARE GOOD." REDS PITCHER
BRONSON ARROYO WILL NOT MISS HIS NEXT START
It is no secret that
Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo takes a daily hand full of supplements and pills
to help stabilize his athletic performance. Arroyo has pitched 200+ innings
every season for the Reds since 2006 and after Thursday's win against the
Cardinals Arroyo is now 53-50 with a 3.97 ERA with the club.
There is no question that androstenedione and amphetamines accomodated
Arroyo's success. On several occasions Arroyo has expressed his use of
supplements that are not on MLB's approved list and has never demonstrated
remorse for his actions. Arroyo has never been on the disabled list, never
missed a start, and never failed a drug test. "I
have a lot of guys in here who think Iím out of (my) mind because Iím taking
a lot of things not on the (MLB-approved) list," Arroyo says. "I take 10 to
12 different things a day, and on the days I pitch, thereís four more
things. Thereís a caffeine drink I take from a company that (former
me to in Ď05. I take some Korean ginseng and a few other proteins out there
that are not certified. But I havenít failed any tests, so I figured Iím
Four hours after taking anti-inflammatories to help lingering pain from
a line drive he took to the calf on Thursday, Arroyo started to feel much
"Drugs are good. I walked out of here yesterday and could
barely walk," Arroyo said. "And about four hours later, the anti-inflammatories
hit hard. I was feeling pretty good. It's 80 percent already. I
couldn't believe it. I thought I was going to be hobbling in here today.
Iíll be fine for Tuesday.Ē
Whether or not you agree with Arroyo's drug diet, it has undoubtedly
patronized his accomplishments as a Cincinnati Red. Enjoying his awful music
is discretional. Considering his leg kick intimidating is nonobligatory.
Admitting that Bronson Arroyo's demeanor is critical to his team's fruition
can think what they want of me," Arroyo says. "I donít give a f@#K."