Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Albert Pujols has open-door policy on drug testing

TOTALLY RANDOM

The St. Louis Cardinals star, who's never failed a drug test, says baseball can test him any time, anywhere -- at home, 'even . . . in my bathtub.'

July 15, 2009|Mike Penner

St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols has never tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and has challenged Major League Baseball to test him again, anywhere.

"My house is always open," Pujols told ESPN.com. "They can come any time they want during the off-season.

"I challenge them to try training with me during three months and a half. They can come and check every place in my house, they can even come with me in my bathtub. I have nothing to hide."

That would be unprecedented access, to be sure. For the time being, MLB will settle for nothing more invasive than urine samples.

--

Trivia time

What is the name of the book written by John N. Smallwood Jr. about Allen Iverson?

--

It's time for a second look

On the second day of his summer camp, former NFL wide receiver Andre Rison showed video highlights of his football career, including the 252 yards receiving he had in the Gator Bowl and the 54-yard touchdown he scored for Green Bay against New England in Super Bowl XXXI.

"That's when I really let them know, in my eyes, I was the best to ever play the game," Rison said.

That's when the campers realized Rison either needs eyeglasses or needs to watch more video of Jerry Rice.

--

Dad made me do it

A 14-year old boy was arrested for running onto the field during a Charlotte Knights baseball game Saturday, the result of the teen's taking his dad up on a dare.

The two were joking about what it would be like to run onto the field when Jeffrey Richards told his son, "Boy, if you do, you'd be the man."

So the boy took on the challenge, took off his shirt and sprinted across the field, with two Knights front-office officials, an usher and a York County sheriff's deputy in pursuit. The boy got as far as the center field wall, where he jumped up and slapped the 400-foot marker, before being caught and escorted out of the stadium.

Both father and son were arrested. Dad spent the night in jail, the boy was held for 48 hours and the whole incident was written off as an episode of Father Doesn't Know Best.

--

Trivia answer

"Fear No One."

--

And finally

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay, to the Boston Globe, on the challenge of hitting a speeding baseball: "You can't really explain it. Sometimes the ball looks like a beach ball. And then there's the exact opposite of that, where it looks like an aspirin coming out of a shotgun."

--

mike.penner@latimes.com

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|