4/09/2008

Random drug tests

I've gone through 4 years of collegiate baseball, and 3 years now of semi/professional baseball. Every single year we are told about how there will be random drug tests, so be prepared, stay clean, do what you need to do to be ready to be in peak health to play. I've always been completely clean for these periods, no problems, and strangely, no tests, ever. I've played in 3 world class level baseball tournaments where after every single game 2 players from each team have to pee... me, never. Luck of the draw I guess.

Yesterday was my first test. I was kinda excited. I'd imagined and heard all the rumors of what it was like behind those closed doors, and finally got to experience it. First off a few weeks back all the national team players had to go online and putdown, in a rediculously frustrating adobe format, where we will be every single day for the next 3 months. The guy came not only for me, but our centerfielder also to our practice. It's not really a big deal to me that some guy had to watch me (literally) pee into a cup, seal it, pour it out into 2 separate sealed glasses and a bunch of other stuff that by law he cannot aid with.
It was professionally run, but still quite strange. Oh and I'm clean so there's nothing to worry about.

The other shitty part is that I pee'd about 5 minutes before I found out it was my day to pee, so I had to make the guy wait until about halfway through practice and I literally drank 2+ liters of water in 35 minutes. I had to go so bad when I got in there to go I could have filled up about 20 of those little cups.

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1 comment:

the one with the small bladder said...

Hah ...,they finally caught up with you!
Must be different to have a guy watch you pee ... must be more pressure than coming into the 9th inning of the game against Spain last year!