n.— «But you have to distinguish greenies—the peptos as they were called—from steroids. Greenies only allowed you to play up to your ability. If you didn’t get a good night’s sleep, or you had a hangover, it would allow you to play up to your ability, or at least some players thought that. It did not create a different human being. It did not change your physical makeup. It did not allow you to play beyond your ability, your normal ability as steroids do and as Human Growth Hormone does.» —“Interview with Ball Four Author, Jim Bouton” All on the Field Sept. 18, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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