When Ken Caminiti confessed to using steroids it was national news. Really, it was the first true confession and led to a watershed moment in baseball. Author Dan Good has an upcoming biography on Ken Caminiti that I’m really enjoying and he took some time to speak with me.
If you’re looking for an Angels tie in, the parrallels between Caminiti and Tyler Skaggs aren’t hard to find. Two guys who lived hard and took whatever was needed to stay on the field.
However, I do think Caminiti’s story deserves telling. He was a star, his confession rocked baseball and really added to the push for testing. And the best parts happened right down the 5 from Anaheim.