Originally Posted by volleygirl
I dont know how quickly they can possibly work but there was one mediocre pitcher who pitched for the Twins back in that era and he was on a talk show just a few weeks ago and he claimed that he was only able to throw 87 mph until he started on some PED program and in 3 months he was able to throw 95 and threw that hard for 2 years before an injury ended his career.
Clemens was throwing near 100 mph his whole career. PED's or roids did nothing to help him improve speed. If it did, he would have been throwing 200 mph. It also did nothing in helping him with control, pitch selection, or movement.
What it did, was to help him recover quicker between starts, thus allowing him to go deeper into games, throw more pitches, and helped strengthen his ailing shoulder which began in Boston the last few years he was there.