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Old 10-16-2019, 01:14 PM
Dick Allen Dick Allen is offline
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Maybe that will be the next big revelation. In the 1980s, I worked with a Pirates fan, hardcore urban-born-in-a-taxi-cab Pennsylvanian. I heard him complaining about all the stuff that was coming out about the cocaine culture on the team. Even the Pittsburgh Parrot was dealing. Use of opioids raises different questions involving treatment of pain that could be job related, not unlike the questions asked about how much management knew, should have known and/or refused to know about performance-enhancing drugs.

Beyond all the tributes to the former teammate and opponent, it was good that journalists didn't blow off investigating the sudden, mysterious death of a young professional athlete out of respect to his family.
Sorry, the part with the Pittsburgh Parrot cracks me up.
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