View single post by lobo316
 Posted: Thu Apr 27th, 2017 02:48 am
PM Quote Reply Full Topic

Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 47584
Eric Thames' hit his league-leading 11th home run Tuesday, but he's most likely leading baseball in drug tests, as well.

Following Milwaukee's convincing 9-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds that saw the 30-year-old slugger become the first Brewers player to hit 11 home runs in April, Thames took part in a random drug test conducted by the league.

He doesn't appear fazed.

"This whole thing is surprising me as well," he said, according to Adam McCalvy of "I really have no goals for this year. I'm not trying to break any records or set anything. I just wanted to apply what I learned in Korea and see how it would fit here. I'm shocked at all the results, I'm just here to play ball, do my best to stay healthy and stretch as much as I can.

"If people keep thinking I'm on stuff, I'll be here every day. I have a lot of blood and urine."

It was Thames' third blood test in 2017, McCalvy notes, with the first coming in spring training, the second coming in Chicago (presumably at the request of Chicago Cubs John Lackey and Chris Bosio) and finally, one tonight.

As long as Thames continues to mash, these drug tests will likely persist. Haters gonna hate.