Breaking News: Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn admits to using steroids

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In what only can be described as a media bombshell, the New York Daily News is reporting that Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn has admitted to using steroids in the fictional 1989 MLB season.

“Let’s just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit,” Vaughn said. “It was the only time I ever did steroids. I did them for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don’t give a f-. My fastball went from 79 to like 85.”

Pretty despicable stuff right there. If Vaughn (who was only a rookie that year, mind you) was juicing, it makes you wonder who else was using PEDs in ’89. Was Clu Haywood on dope when he won the AL Triple Crown that season? Were his .341 average, 48 home runs and 121 RBI just a performance-enhanced farce? If so, I want an asterisk by everything he accomplished that year, just like I want an asterisk on all of Vaughn’s stats.

You know, Tribe fans always bitch about everything owner Rachel Phelps did that year (including trying to relocate the team to Miami) – and rightfully so. But at least she wasn’t a cheat. The same thing cannot be said for Vaughn.

Lou Brown must be rolling in his grave right now.

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