The SAT is to Ronnie Paulino as….Posted: August 21, 2010
In our first section we will review analogies.
1. Dietary Pills are to Amphetamines as Weight Gainers are to _______________.
B. Something that makes your skull grow
C. Jaguar Testosterone
E. All of the Above
2. Prepared Statements from Your Agent is to Genuine as Ronnie Paulino is to _________________.
E. All of the Above
Read the following passage and answer the next questions either True or False.
”I accept full responsibility and all consequences for this mistake, and therefore choose not to challenge my suspension,” the 29-year-old Paulino said. ”I was irresponsible for failing to take all precautionary steps in confirming the approval of the dietary pill. Without a doubt, I have learned from my mistake.”
1. Ronnie Paulino uses the word precautionary all the time.
2. Ronnie Paulino is a catcher who plays half his games in Miami where the average temperature is 95 degrees and humid, but still requires a dietary pill.
In this final section, please write what you would say if you were caught the second time with a PED (Dietary Pill).
I am calling you here today because I messed up. I tried to cheat the rules and I was caught. The drug I used was an amphetamine and I use it to wake me up. I know that it is illegal and my career could be over. I was stupid. As you know we only get 50 game suspensions for doing something the second time. I was weak and chose to go the easy route. I am ashamed of myself and ask that you forgive me for making such a stupid decision. The suspension isn’t a wake up call. It is a time for me to take a long look in the mirror and figure out what the root of this problem is all about.
I don’t think Ronnie is a bad guy at all. Ever time I have said hi to him at the plate he has greeted me with a smile. But it frustrates me so much when guys continue to make these types of decisions when they know full well that it is wrong. Not only that, the players know that the tests are random and can happen anytime. Come on! Unless you have a serious addiction, this is simply a slap in the face of integrity.
My hope is that this doesn’t end Ronnie’s playing career.