I don't know if this is an official announcement, but 53-year-old Rafael Palmeiro is talking like he's making an MLB comeback next season. Per Yardbarker...
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“There’s no doubt in my mind I can do it,” Palmeiro said, via Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. “I’ve taken care of myself really well. I’ve been working out for years. Everything feels better than when I played.”

Moreover, Palmeiro believes he won’t need to play in the minor leagues, and will be given the opportunity to play at the MLB level right off the bat — to play first base, no less.

“If I go to spring training with a legitimate chance to make the team, I won’t have to go to the minors,” he said.
Years ago, Palmeiro was named in the Mitchell Report but has strongly denied ever using steroids.
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“Maybe 12 years later, if I can come back and prove I don’t need anything as an older player with an older body, then people might think, OK, maybe he didn’t do anything intentionally," Palmeiro told The Athletic.
Thoughts on this?

(Yardbarker/USA Today)
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9 Comments
Hitting is hard for average, but not impossible if the hands and eyes still work in sync.
Reply2 months
Hitting is hard? No, its THE hardest thing to do in all of sports. Bonds is the greatest ever and I would venture to say even he would not be effective at 50+.
2 months
Someone recently watched The Natural...
Reply2 months
Try coaching instead......
Reply2 months
Yeah Rafael, I watch a lot of Tv too....
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"then people might think, OK, maybe he didn’t do anything intentionally" - lol. How can you not do steroids intentionally? "Oooooppppsss, I accidentally stuck this needle in my butt."
Reply2 months
Sounds like Mr. 3000. RIP Bernie Mac
Reply2 months
Midlife crisis poor guy mentally still 21 part of life things stop working like they use too no matter how hard you try
Reply2 months
NO shot!
Reply2 months
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