But mob boss John Gotti seems to be on to something as well.
A surveillance video from 1998 (yes, the same year Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa are in an epic home run race) shows Gotti behind a plexiglass window talking to his grandson about why he should not seek to play pro baseball.
“First of all, you get to be a good liar, a good lowlife, and a dolt. You gotta take steroids. Should take steroids! And anyone who takes steroids is a garbage pail,” Gotti was heard saying during the conversation, which also included his daughter, the mother’s baby boy.
The kid tried to turn the tables on his infamous gramps, saying: “. Then I’ll be a crook”
Suffice to say Gotti did not want any better idea as to when the bulk of NSFW language comes into play.
Gotti was sent to prison in 1992 and died there in 2002 after a long battle with throat cancer.