One time [in 2001], I walked right into the Red Sox clubhouse with a bunch of needles wrapped in a towel and left them on my chair. A few minutes later, one of my teammates came running over, saying, 'Paxton, someone knocked your chair over and your freaking needles are all over the floor!' Man, we just died about that. He said it was the funniest thing he'd ever seen, told me I was nuts. But that's the way it was back then.
June 21, 2006
Paxton Crawford Admits Steriod/HGH Use With Sox
Former Red Sox pitcher Paxton Crawford, in the current issue of ESPN The Magazine, admits to using steroids and HGH while with Boston from 2000-01. One snip hints at how common such usage may have been on the club:
by allan at 11:42 PM