Sal Blows the Lid Off the Whole Thing
See, Sal was just gonna let it go. But after watchin' the World Series and readin' all of the articles that came afterwards, Sal knew that he just wouldn't be able to sleep at nights if he didn't come clean about what he knows.
First, just take a look at a picture of the fella who was named World Series MVP:
Seems like a scrappy little guy, huh? Someone who got to the majors and excelled the ol' fashioned way, right?
Not by a long shot.
Here's the straight talk comin': Sal played against Eckstein in the minors and the Eckstein that Sal knew looked nothin' like that guy up there. The Eckstein Sal knew looked like this:
See, when Sal first met Eck - he wasn't on the other team's roster. Well, not really, anyway. He was just a "little person" who was brought in by team's owner to play in the game as a publicity stunt. The whole thing was what we in baseball call an "homage" to the old Bill Veeck/Eddie Gaedel gimmick.
Well, wouldn't you know it? In the one at bat he was (supposed) to get, "Li'l Eck" worked himself a walk. This was not too suprisin' since the tiny bastard was 3'2".
But, see, the legend goes that "Baby Eck" got a taste for the game of baseball, and he wasn't ready to walk away after one measly base-on-balls.
Lo and behold, the next time Sal saw "Diminutive David," he was a full time player on that team that was once usin' him like a sideshow exhibit. He had shot up to a freakish 5'7". And his rage was out of control.
Yep - he was lousy wit' HGH.
Eck was so crazy for baseball that he stuck them needles in his can until he had grown over 2 feet. Before the HGH, Eck couldn't even throw the ball to first base. Now, he can get it there in a hop or two.
So, basically, Sal is just sayin' pick your heroes wisely. I know at least 6 or 7 players who ain't cheatin' if anybody needs a suggestion.
One of 'em is a currently unemployed backup catcher.
Who owns a train.