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John Rocker: Steroids made baseball 'more entertaining,' 'better'

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John Rocker, who last pitched in MLB in 2003 for Tampa, admitted to using steroids in his career.

CLEVELAND -- John Rocker is still making noise, a decade after the disgraced pitcher last played in the big leagues.

Rocker told a Cleveland radio station this week that performance-enhancing drugs made Major League Baseball "more entertaining" during the Steroids Era.

Rocker told WKRK-FM on Tuesday: "Honestly, and this may go against what some people think from an ethical standpoint, I think it was the better game."

"At the end of the day when people are paying their $80, $120 whatever it may be, to buy their ticket and come watch that game, it's almost like the circus is in town," he said. "They wanna see some clown throw a fastball 101 mph and some other guy hit it 500 feet. That's entertainment."

Rocker was suspended in 2000 after making disparaging remarks. He later admitted he used steroids.

The 38-year-old Rocker now works on behalf of homeless veterans.

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