Mottola: 'Steroids got out of control'
Former Reds scouting director Julian Mock, a man with a flair for southern-fried colloquialisms, could barely contain his enthusiasm over Mottola. "That boy is so big," Mock said, "he could hunt bear with a switch."
Through numerous setbacks and several bouts of soul-searching, Mottola has refrained from using steroids to help him achieve his goal of making the majors. But he's seen numerous teammates and opponents succumb to the temptation. And while he loves the game enough to keep playing, he admits to frustration over seeing some players reach the big leagues chemically enhanced while he continues to plug away in the minors, unjuiced.
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