That’s a first.
As Major League Baseball continues to work on removing performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) from the game, the league apparently sent out a memo to players warning them against using specific over-the-counter pills.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, said memo included a warning about using gas station sexual-enhancement pills. This is not a drill.
“Sexual or male enhancement products present a very real risk for drug-tested players,” the memo said, “and the high likelihood for contamination or unidentified ingredients in these products underscores the importance of consuming only those products that are NSF Certified for Sport.”
Passan goes on to note that at least two players have already been suspended this season for using said pills.
Performance enhancing might be one way to describe the use of these pills. Then again, it certainly has nothing to do with baseball. But we digress.
The memo also included recommendations for those who struggle with performance, noting that those who “suffer from erectile dysfunction or other legitimate issues related to sexual performance … speak to a licensed physician about the various prescription medications (e.g., Viagra, Cialis, Levitra) available to treat those conditions.”
The moral of the story? If there are pills that entice you at a gas station, it might be best to avoid them. There’s your life lesson for the day.