“Those players who have violated the program have created scurrility for vast majority of our players who play the game the right way” (Skillin). MLB players who use performance enhancing drugs should have harsher punishments before playing the game again, in order to increase a safe environment around the game of baseball. The sport of baseball has demonstrated a bad example to those young folks in college, by giving them the idea that if one day they make it to the major leagues it is fine to use performance enhancing drugs. Baseball is a numbers game, if performance enhancing drugs are legalized, the inability to compare player’s statics from different decades of the game would hurt the principle of what baseball is, about what fans love (Caple). MLB cannot afford performance enhancing drugs going into the minor leagues therefore, MLB should make harsher punishments to stop performance enhancing drugs from spreading to the Minor Leagues.
“ I am an athlete and the I think performance enhancing drugs are trivial because affected by the use of illegal drugs, raises concerns about ethics and morality in the world of baseball”. Let’s face it; using performance enhancing drugs is cheating. Why would you want to risk what that does to your body to get an extra base or a hit? They need to learn that some things need to be achieved by doing hard work, and not by cheating yourself and getting ahead of many other players. There is too much risk of side effects then to help raise your chance at an extra salary.
These dangers, along with the drug being illegal, could definitely lead to the wrong path for anyone. Players use steroids to get more muscles so they can hit the ball farther and get more home runs, run faster, or even have th... ... middle of paper ... ...hese drugs to be better players in the Major Leagues and it's likely because of that they are not getting the votes to get into the Hall of Fame and will only be remembered for cheating, not for their accomplishments. Cal Ripken Jr., has shown us that you do not need drugs to be an everyday player in the Majors and be a Hall of Famer. Major League Baseball is cracking down on performance enhancing drug use as the years go on with harsher punishments for offenders of the drug laws. This is the first time the MLB has added a life-time ban for players who continue to use steroids after being caught.
Last year 3 MLB players got in trouble for using performance enhancing drugs. Some people agree that players should not use performance enchaining drugs because they are cheating so that they can be the best. However some people think that players should be able to use performance enchaining drugs. As you can see performance enchaining drugs is a very conserveratal argument today. Today some people think that athletes should not be able to use performance enchaining drugs because they are cheating.
For instance, many people will be in favor of more steroid testing because they want all the dishonest players out. People want the competition and the level of play fair. Nobody wants to have a league where 90% of the players follow the rules and workout and mold there body bodies by using hard work, and see the other ten percent just simply take a quick injection of some steroid and have there bodies bigger and faster than the rest (Shaikin). Next, and overwhelmingly people want previous records and accomplishments stricken from the record if that person is taking steroids. For example, take a player like Sanfrancisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds, who had 73 home runs in a single season a few years ago and people want him tested for steroids (Brown).
The controversy comes in on whether the good players who have tested positive on performance enhancing drugs should be admitted to the Hall of Fame (Berkovich 2). Some people argue that since the MBL Hall of Fame rules do not mention the issue of performance enhancement drugs; thus, the players can be admitted. However, the voters still believe that it would be unfair to vote in a player that cheats on performance using the drugs. This paper supports this view and argues that it is not ethical to honor players who have tested positive on performance enhancing drugs. Baseball is a competitive sport that requires teams and individual players to compete fairly.
When the participan... ... middle of paper ... ...arm to athletic associations, then the drugs should at least be approved and meet the Food and Drug Administration standards. Although some athletes may not realize it, combining sports and drugs can disturb your game in many ways. While drugs are not banned completely, most athletic associations have tried to put a stop to them since they cause a huge problem in America. This research clearly states that performance enhancing substances should not be legal in any sport associations because it presents a scarcity of sportsmanship. In 2010, “Mark McGwire, who broke Roger Maris’ single season home run record in 1998, admits to using steroids during his career” (Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports).
Players are even being charged with perjury by lying to congress over steroid use to protect their reputation. Steroids in baseball need to stop immediately before the game is ruined. Steroids are not fair to the players who play the game the way it’s supposed to be played, without syringes. Steroids are ruining the fairness of the game of baseball and the credibility of the athletes participating. These days, if someone hits fifty home runs in a season, everyone thinks they are on the “juice”.
While upcoming stars should be making a name for them showing that without drugs can play my best and be the best too. But performance enhancing drugs have played a major role in sports, especially baseball. The usage of the drug has players performing over the top of others who work equally and mentally as hard. Enacting the new system will catch the players who are cheating in game of baseball with a blood test that checks if a player is enhancing their performance in the... ... middle of paper ... ... the drug but have made a big controversy about not using the drug at all. Causing a big dramatic scene that just makes the problem even worse for the person involved in the situation, though problems can’t always be solved to a certain extent.
("Why It 's Time To Legalize Steroids In Professional Sports.") I can see why some would think this way but they do not understand the effects steroids have on people that use them and on people that are associated with the users. With the legalization of performance enhancing drugs more and more people would abuse them everyday. Why would we want people to damage their bodies just to put on a show for spectators? I agree that it would be more exciting to watch but people can seriously harm themselves and their families.If everyone used steroids pitchers would be throwing the ball at 130 miles per hour and the ball would come off of the bat even faster.