How Hugo Chavez and PED’s could hurt the Braves’ playoff chances
The Braves’ 2009 MVP is unlikely to play this weekend, and Sean Penn’s BFF is partly to blame.
Exertional headaches are associated with strenuous activity such as running and weight-lifting. Prado said a lack of sleep, depression and stress could play a part as well.
Prado has been dealing with stress off the field because both his mother and brother had to return Monday to his native Venezuela after their six-month visas expired. Given the political and economic climate in Venezuela, that’s been weighing on Prado’s mind.
“I talked to my brother today,” Prado said. “They don’t want me to be worried about them [but] he said things are pretty bad there. Everything is getting so expensive and no jobs. It’s insecure. There’s a lot of robbing. No law. They rob and they kill, they don’t care. It’s sad, but we’ve got to deal with it.”
Prado’s doctor wanted to prescribe him with an anti-despressant, but the Braves would have to first petition MLB for permission because the drug might cause Martin to test positive for a banned substance.
As Ross Perot would say, that’s just sad.