There is something I never will be an expert on: the world of performance enhancing drugs. Just not my thing. As of now, Viagra isn’t an illegal drug according to MLB — what do they care what dudes are doing to enhance their peckers? But it looks like they might develop some interest in investigating Viagra. Why you ask? Sources tell the NY Daily News that Roger Clemens, still denying his use of PEDs, was pumping the V-pill, and not just to impress 15-year-olds. Even Victor Conte said that all his athletes at BALCO were slamming the pickle juice. Why would they do such a thing you ask?
[Conte said] “It’s bigger than creatine. It’s the biggest product in nutritional supplements.”
Among the off-label uses for Viagra, which first went on the market in 1998, it:
* Helps build endurance, especially for athletes who compete at high altitudes
* Delivers oxygen, nutrients and performance-enhancing drugs to muscles more efficiently
* Counteracts the impotence that can be a side-effect of testosterone injections
Oh, and some athletes actually do use it to grease their Louisville Slugger. But there are some guys actually don’t like the stuff. As Bonds’ mistress Kimberly Bell said, Baroid didn’t like it because it messed with his vision and stuffed his nose up. Man, this stuff is way beyond me. Whatever just happened to having a bowl of pasta for some extra energy before a game, or some secret Wade Boggs chicken? Viagra? Are you serious?