Friday, December 18, 2009
Gookie Dawkins Sucks More Than Originally Thought
As a career .163 hitter in the Majors, and someone who only hit only .241 with no power in the Minors last season, you wouldn't suspect Travis "Gookie" Dawkins of a steroids user. Yet, the slick-fielding no-hit ex-top prospect of the Reds is just that, after failing his 2nd drug test and being suspended 50 games. Gookie was last seen at the MLB level wearing a Royals jersey without collecting a hit in 2003. Since then he's bounced around Triple-A affiliates of the Phillies, White Sox, Tigers, Mariners, Royals, Cubs, Pirates, and most recently the Marlins. This just goes to show that even some shitty players take PEDs to stick in the game for longer than was meant to be. This brings me to the question- just how much more would Gookie had sucked if not for the roids?