Martinez did have some pointed words, however, for the reporter who once called him a prima donna.
“I have a small frame and when I hurt all I could do was take a couple of Aleve or Advil, a cup of coffee and a little mango and an egg — and let it go!” he said.
Martinez’s point: He wasn’t going to try human growth hormone or any other performance-enhancing substance. In fact, he would welcome a more stringent drug-testing program in baseball.
“I dominated that era and I did it clean,” he said. “I can stand by my numbers and I can be proud of them.”
A couple Aleve? A badass if there ever was one. Juice on my friend, juice on.