Whether you’re a seasoned pro in the prime of your athletic career or an ambitious teen just trying to fit in, appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs) are a dangerous – and life-threatening – proposition. Hear it from those who know.
From Clayton Kershaw, Starting Pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers
I love playing baseball more than anything. But I know that throwing a ball isn’t something I’ve mastered on my own. It’s a God-given gift and I strive every day to be a good steward of the game.
There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with playing a professional sport. It’s important me to play the game in such a way that I take care of myself and offer encouragement for others to do the same. My game is only as good as the health of my body-that’s why I’m determined to compete clean. The Taylor Hooton Foundation fights for the same thing. I love what they are about-educating kids and adults about the dangers of appearance and performance enhancing drugs.
As I think about the “greats” who have influenced my love for baseball, they are the guys who have played with heart, integrity, and a determination to uphold the honor of the sport. Baseball’s great. I’m blessed to play it. Hopefully, I’ve got a long road still ahead of me. That road will be defined by each and every decision I make along the way. Thanks to the Taylor Hooton Foundation for what you stand for. This game is too great to be compromised.