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Elvis Andrus: ‘It’s an honor for me to become an American today’

DALLAS — Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus became a U.S. citizen Friday.

He was sworn in at 12:30 p.m. at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Offices in Irving.

“I think it was the right time for me to become a citizen especially with everything we are going through with immigration,” Andrus said. 

Andrus was 16 when he came to the U.S.… Continue Reading...

Braves host kids as part of PLAY Campaign

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ATLANTA — Catching coach Sal Fasano and bullpen coach Marty Reed were among the members of the Braves’ organization who welcomed nearly 100 kids to SunTrust Park Tuesday afternoon to participate in the National PLAY Campaign.

“I think there are a lot of good and bad ways these kids can be influenced,” Fasano said.… Continue Reading...

Blackmon advocates to keep game clean

PHILADELPHIA — Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon is passionate about his role on the MLB Advisory Board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which advocates against the use of appearance- and performance-enhancing substances among America’s youth.

“I’m very thankful to play, in my opinion, the greatest game in the world at the highest level,” Blackmon said.… Continue Reading...

Berrios ‘proud’ to join fight against PEDs

SEATTLE — When the Taylor Hooton Foundation approached José Berríos about a role with its Advisory Board, the Twins’ starting pitcher eagerly asked when he could start and how he could help.

Berrios is one of 42 active Major Leaguers taking on the role for the organization, which advocates against performance-enhancing drug use by American youth.… Continue Reading...

Taillon tabbed as Pirates’ Hooton Foundation rep

SAN DIEGO — Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon is the team’s representative on the advisory board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, an organization that advocates against youth using appearance- and performance-enhancing substances.

Taillon is a natural fit, given his all-natural upbringing. He said his mom, Christie, was a role model for healthy living.… Continue Reading...

Kershaw eager to help Taylor Hooton Foundation

CINCINNATI — Clayton Kershaw has made positive contributions off the field throughout his 10-year Major League career. The Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander’s latest endeavor is to serve on the advisory board for the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which advocates against the use of appearance and performance-enhancing substances by youth.

“It’s always great to do something to impact kids in sports,” Kershaw said.… Continue Reading...

Owings, Gordon proud to fight against PEDs

Royals duo raising awareness with Taylor Hooton Foundation

ANAHEIM — For 15 years, the Taylor Hooton Foundation has been educating young athletes about the dangers of anabolic steroid usage. Royals utility man Chris Owings is proud to be a part of their mission.

“I think it’s just about raising awareness,” said Owings, who became a THF board member while he was with the D-backs in 2017.… Continue Reading...

Enough with the PED excuses

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

 
MARCH 9, 2019

We interrupt the serenity of Red Sox spring training to bring you a dose of PED reality, courtesy of Major League Baseball. It fired a fastball through Fort Myers, Fla., this past week and nailed knuckleballing reliever Steven Wright with an 80-game suspension.

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PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES SOCIETY STEPS UP TO PARTNER WITH HOOTON FOUNDATION

PBSCCS WILL ENDORSE AND FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THF’s EDUCATION MISSION WITH SPONSORSHIP OF “ALL ME®” T-SHIRTS           

McKinney, Texas (Saturday, February 23, 2019) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today its national partnership with the Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning Society (PBSCCS) which will endorse—as well as financially support—the Foundation’s mission of enlightening people to the truth about Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances.  

“It is tremendously gratifying to know the Foundation and its education efforts have the full support of these outstanding strength and conditioning coaches who are at the highest level of professional sports,” said Taylor Hooton Foundation President Donald Hooton.… Continue Reading...

 MLB’s TEAM PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATION (TPA) GIVES OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT TO TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S MISSION

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 MLB’s TEAM PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATION (TPA) GIVES OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT TO TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S MISSION

 McKinney, Texas (December 20, 2018) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation is honored to accept the official endorsement of Major League Baseball’s Team Physicians Association (TPA) for its mission to educate the nation’s young people about the dangers of anabolic steroids and other Appearance and Performance-Enhancing Substances.… Continue Reading...