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8th Annual Yankees Fundraiser for THF

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Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman will assist the Taylor Hooton Foundation in its crusade against steroid abuse at the Eighth Annual “Give-A-Hoot” Benefit – presented by First Choice Bank – at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, August 27, when the Yankees host the Seattle Mariners.

Cashman, the first GM to win four World Series titles since the Dodgers’ Buzzie Bavasi in the 1950’s and ‘60’s, will participate in an exclusive pregame question-and-answer session with guests.… Continue Reading...

Book Review: Suicide Squeeze

Book Review:  by Leaderature

Official Title – Suicide Squeeze: Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi, and the Fight against Teenage Steroid Abuse

Genre – Non-Fiction

Book Length – ​254 pages

Reading Time – ​6.5 hours

Style/ Plot – ​When I picked this book up, I initially thought it was just about baseball.

It is about baseball and the use of banned substances aka doping or juicing.… Continue Reading...

Review of “Suicide Squeeze”

By:  The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books

Title/Author:
“Suicide Squeeze: Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi and the Fight Against Teenage Steroid Abuse” by William C. Kashatus
 
Tags:
Baseball, high school, college, youth sports, USC, performance enhancing drugs
 
Publish date:
January 23, 2017
 
Length:
256 pages
 
Rating: 
4 of 5 stars (Very good)

It’s hard to believe it was nearly 12 years ago that several major league baseball players were called before Congress to testify about the use of steroids and none of them (Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmiero and Jose Canseco) had much to say that was helpful.  However, parents of two young men who committed suicide after abusing steroids chasing their baseball dreams did present powerful testimony.  The stories of those two young men whose lives ended far too soon are the subject of “Suicide Squeeze written by William C.… Continue Reading...

Orioles host PLAY campaign event

Orioles host PLAY campaign event

BALTIMORE — As about 70 kids took their seats near the third-base line at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Tuesday morning, Donald Hooton, Jr. stood in front of them wearing a blue T-shirt that read “ALL ME. PED FREE.” 

The president of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which educates children about the dangers of anabolic steroids, warned the youngsters about the dangers of those banned substances before the kids hit the field for a workout.

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Red Sox host PLAY event at Fenway Park

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National PLAY Campaign’s stop at Fenway Park on Tuesday helped spread a message about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to a group of more than 30 boys and girls.

Video:  http://m.redsox.mlb.com/news/article/245777512/play-campaign-comes-to-fenway-park 

The PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is the first program in professional sports to include children with disabilities, and Tuesday’s event represented the National Down Syndrome Society with support from the Ruderman Family Foundation.

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Rangers host youth to promote healthy living

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Don Hooton Jr. has seen the effects performance-enhancing substances have on young adults, and he’s doing everything he can to prevent it from happening again.

Hooton, the president of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, encountered it when his brother Taylor took his own life at 17 after using those substances, and Don began the foundation in 2004 to better educate children about the harmful effects.

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Pirates to host kids at PNC for PLAY campaign

PITTSBURGH — Between the first two games against the Brewers, the Pirates will play host to the national PLAY campaign Tuesday morning at PNC Park.

PLAY, which stands for Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth, is a public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in conjunction with the Ruderman Family Foundation, the Taylor Hooton Foundation and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.

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Pirates to host kids at PNC for PLAY campaign

PLAY, which stands for Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth, is a public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in conjunction with the Ruderman Family Foundation, the Taylor Hooton Foundation and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.

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A chemist explains boldenone: It is not popular with bodybuilders, and it should not be popular with baseball players, either.

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

David Paulino recently received an 80-game suspension for violating the Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. He tested positive for the anabolic steroid boldenone, an alleged PED in the game of baseball. He will also be ineligible to play in the postseason, which the Astros are all but certain to make.… Continue Reading...

Astros rookie David Paulino suspended 80 games for positive PED test

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While the number of pitchers the Mariners and Reds have lost this season to the DL, it has been overlooked how many starters the Astros have lost as well.

The Astros have been hit hard this year in their starting rotation, they just got hit a bit harder. Major League Baseball announced Saturday that Astros’ rookie David Paulino was suspended 80 games for a positive test for the performance enhancing drug Boldenone.… Continue Reading...