Along with quotes from an anonymous current Phillies player who ‘fesses up to amphetamine use, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jim Salisbury recalls recent and not-so recent moments in Speed history.
Funny little stories about greenie use have been told for ages. There’s the one about a player from the ’60s who got a little too fired up on red juice. During introductions, he sprang from the bench, hit his head on the dugout’s concrete ceiling and knocked himself cold.
There’s another one about a player from 15 or so years ago who learned he’d be in the starting lineup the next day. He went to a teammate known for his greenie collection.
“You gotta hook me up tomorrow,” he told the teammate.
All greenied up, the player got three hits. When he arrived at first base after the third hit, the first-base coach complimented him on his performance.
The guy was panting.
So and so “hooked me up with one of his bombs,” the player said, huffing and puffing.
“I can’t breathe,” he added, huffing and puffing.
“But I’m awesome.”
Doesn’t sound like any player I’m familiar with.