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What if Willie Mays Hayes had a 1989 Donruss baseball card?

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Looking back on baseball’s steroid era and all of its allegedly tainted stars, one would have never guessed that some fingers might be pointing at Willie Mays Hayes.

hayesI don’t think I buy it. I mean, the guy’s listed at 160 pounds on our roster. And this guy was more concerned about his shoes and his batting gloves than working out. (Great taste in cars, too.)

Just like Tony LaRussa‘s talented squads in Oakland and St. Louis, my entire roster has always been clean. Lou Brown doesn’t tolerate cheaters. (Well, except Eddie Harris — but he was only around my first season.)

Sure, Hayes bulked up over the winter after his rookie year — probably to star in Black Hammer, White Lightning with Jesse “The Body” Ventura (great flick; see the trailer after the jump).

But some people say he looked a lot different in Major League II. And, sure, he developed some power. But I still don’t buy it.

Then again, that guy sure could do a lot of push-ups …

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Here’s another of those 1989 Donruss fantasy baseball cards courtesy of a big Major League fan, Chris Olds (now with Beckett Media), who created this card for the San Antonio Express-News sports section in 2005.

It’s my kinda card, Charlie. It’s my kinda card.

– Lou Brown, lbrown2009@gmail.com

And here’s that trailer I promised…


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