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Rocker: PEDs made MLB 'better game'

John Rocker (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
John Rocker had controversial views in his playing days and hasn't changed.
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CLEVELAND (AP)

John Rocker is still making noise, a decade after the disgraced pitcher last played in the big leagues.

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Rocker told a Cleveland radio station this week that performance-enhancing drugs made Major League Baseball ''more entertaining'' during the Steroids Era.

Rocker told WKRK-FM on Tuesday: ''Honestly, and this may go against what some people think from an ethical standpoint, I think it was the better game.''

''At the end of the day when people are paying their $80, $120 whatever it may be, to buy their ticket and come watch that game, it's almost like the circus is in town,'' he said. ''They wanna see some clown throw a fastball 101 mph and some other guy hit it 500 feet. That's entertainment.''

Rocker was suspended in 2000 after making disparaging remarks. He later admitted he used steroids.

The 38-year-old Rocker now works on behalf of homeless veterans.

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