Has Rafael Palmeiro lost his mind?

Has Rafael Palmeiro lost his mind?

I've taken care of myself really well.

Rafael Palmeiro hasn't played in the major league since 2005, but now the 53 year old is confident that he can make it back to the MLB.

Palmeiro is one of only five players in MLB history with 500 home runs and 3,000 hits, though he was removed from the the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot after just four years after not receiving enough votes to remain on the ballot. "Everything feels better than when I played".

Palmeiro told The Athletic he doesn't want to play in the minor leagues. Later that season, he was suspended for 10 days for testing positive for the potent anabolic steroid stanozolol. He famously spoke at a Congressional hearing in March 2005 and, under oath, denied using them. "Maybe 12 years later, I can prove to the whole world that I didn't need anything to have a good career", he says. Palmeiro actually played in one game with Patrick in the Atlantic League in 2015 and went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

To this day, Palmeiro has maintained that he's never used performance enhancing drugs.

If Palmiero does end up in the Orioles dugout, his son Preston would be a co-worker of sorts.

Now after so many years away from the game, he wants a chance to prove he can do it clean and prove he never did steroids. Today, a handful of well-known players test positive and serve their suspensions every year and return seamlessly to the clubhouse. Regardless, Orioles general manager Dan Duquette told The Athletic that Palmeiro's comeback would be an "interesting story", adding, "It's like tying your shoes ..." Sure, he's going back into the majors at 53 when the oldest regular position player was Julio Franco, who retired in 2007 at age 49, but he believes in himself.

Related Articles

  • Aiyar faces retort from PM, rebuke from Rahul for 'neech aadmi' remark

    Aiyar faces retort from PM, rebuke from Rahul for 'neech aadmi' remark

    Aiyar claimed that it was the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru who recognized Ambedkar's potential. So if it has some other meaning or it means "low-born" only, then I apologise for the wrong translation.
    Simmba: First look of Rohit Shetty's Ranveer starrer released

    Simmba: First look of Rohit Shetty's Ranveer starrer released

    The talk of collaboration between Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar, the two powerhouses of Bollywood, made a lot of noise. Simmba will be Karan Johar's next big project once he has wrapped up his much awaited Student of the Year 2 .
    Anchor claps back at viewer who called her the N-word

    Anchor claps back at viewer who called her the N-word

    She said the viewer mischaracterized what Reed had said. "And it's one that has clearly entered the Atlanta mayor's race". It was not immediately clear what exactly Reed said that prompted the email.
  • David Cassidy leaves his estate for his son, excludes daughter from will

    David Cassidy leaves his estate for his son, excludes daughter from will

    David Cassidy's three half-siblings, Patrick, Ryan and Shaun, were bequeathed Cassidy's music memorabilia, the website said. When David recently fell ill due to acute liver and kidney failure, Katie rushed to his bedside to be there when he died.
    Freddie Mercury biopic movie hires new director after Bryan Singer was sacked

    Freddie Mercury biopic movie hires new director after Bryan Singer was sacked

    It is hoped that Fletcher will be able to get the project back on track for its slated December 25, 2018 release. The new director certainly has less experience in the job, but there's every reason he'll do it justice.

    Insider Activity of United States Steel Corp. (X)

    The Company operates through three segments: carbon flat products, specialty metals flat products, and tubular and pipe products. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This piece of content was originally posted by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald.
  • Bitcoin surges above $14000 to new high

    Bitcoin surges above $14000 to new high

    I've never seen a chart of a security where the price really has a vertical pattern to it. Firstly, high-interest rates raise the "opportunity cost" of money used to buy Bitcoins.
    Best iPhone and iPad apps and games of 2017, according to Apple

    Best iPhone and iPad apps and games of 2017, according to Apple

    Pandora, a music streaming service, also dashed out of the top ten, but was able to get a place among the top fifteen apps. WhatsApp Messenger was also revealed as the most downloaded free app by iPhone users, ahead of Snapchat and Instagram .
    Man United reach last 16 after 2-1 home win over CSKA

    Man United reach last 16 after 2-1 home win over CSKA

    However, the Premier League leaders suffered a 2-1 defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night to ruin their ideal record. Qualified as group leaders: Manchester United , PSG , Roma , Barcelona , Liverpool , Manchester City , Besiktas, Tottenham .
  • Georgia's Kirby Smart named SEC coach of the year

    Georgia's Kirby Smart named SEC coach of the year

    Auburn was ranked second in the CFP poll but managed only 259 yards after piling up 488 in the November 11 rout. Four plays later, Fromm threw his second touchdown pass - a 7-yarder to Terry Godwin.
    'Embarrassed' Elway: No changes to Broncos coaching staff this season

    'Embarrassed' Elway: No changes to Broncos coaching staff this season

    Quarterback play has been an issue as well, with three different players starting at different times for the Broncos this season. If you are still of the belief that the Jets can win the playoffs, you should be rooting for them to win this week at Denver.
    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Launches Operation White Noise

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Launches Operation White Noise

    Ubisoft has announced that Rainbow Six Siege has achieved a big milestone with over 25M players taking part since launch. The game has already surpassed its 25 million registered players worldwide and continues to grow with each passing day.