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Immediately the tweets were met with criticism, with some responders telling the "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big" author that he is out of line.
Two days before the incident, Hillman told him: "Don't bring the 'roids [steroids], just the other stuff."
The key effects of anabolic steroids - also known as roids or juice - include helping sports players to train harder and longer, while also helping with recovery times and muscle building.
Maybe we should get you on some 'roids. Are you open to steroids?
"Five meals a day, free gym membership, no TV licence, visits when you want, and a s*** load of roids (steroids) and w*** mags and you're still going home in four-and-a-half years' time.
An admitted steroid user, Canseco was instrumental in exposing the plague of steroids in baseball after testifying to Congress in 2005 and authoring two books, "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits and How Baseball Got Big," in 2005 and "Vindicated" in 2008.
Of course, the larger problem now is that many kids, just past Little League, have gotten hooked on 'roids and other such substances, with three possibly catastrophic results: getting caught cheating, getting caught holding, or suffer longterm health defects.
Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big.
Juiced: wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big, by Jose Canseco, New York: Regan Books, 304 pages, $25.95
While none of these assaults have failed to destroy the game at the major league level, the last-mentioned scandal gained renewed attention with the recent publication of Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big, a tell-all book by Jose Canseco who named names in revealing players to whom he introduced the use of steroids.
Users may refer to them as "juice," "roids," or "gas," and a month's supply can cost $300-$6,000.