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Now that the game has gotten so big, Major League Baseball no longer wants to be linked to those who helped it become the multi billion-dollar empire it is today, but it will not be easy to eliminate the steroids era. Athletes are always under pressure to perform well, and especially those who come into the game with high expectations from the fans and everyone else. Steroids are major problems in baseball, but it has vastly helped popularized the game. More people are fascinated by baseball than ever before, but when it comes to the usage of steroids in baseball, there will always be players using steroids. It does not matter how strict baseball’s testing program is, players will find new and creative ways to cheat.
Year 1965, this year will be exceptional because there will be no living player whose name is going to Cooperstown for the induction into the baseball hall of fame (Breitbart Sports Para 1). The great players of the era such as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens received very low votes because of being associated with performance enhancing drugs (Breitbart Sports Para 4). Even though the game baseball forbids the use of performance enhancement drugs such as steroids, more players are today opting to risk bans on several games so as to improve on their performance. Some sportsmen who are excellent players use the drugs to help them relax or recover quickly from injury. 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).
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They must have hid them in the milkshakes,” (McNeil Jr.)... ... middle of paper ... ...gical advancements, it is hard for players to hide the fact that they use them. They use them anyway because it makes them stronger, and it helps them produce more home runs, RBIs, and hits. Through all this, one factor did not change, Hall of Fame voting. “All players who, during the steroid era, retire become eligible for the Hall of Fame,” (“The Steroids Era”). Works Cited User’s Awareness.” New York Times.
players feel like they need to use them to stay competitive. Steroids help increase muscle mass and help athletes train harder and faster. This results in better play on the field. Most steroid users in the MLB (Major League Baseball) are pitchers and homerun hitters. Steroids need to be legalized in Major League Baseball to bring more excitement into the game so that more people will watch, it will level the playing field for all the players, it will keep athletes healthy during the long season, and it will be more efficient since the consequences for using the substance does not keep players from using them.
The players use steroids to make themselves better, therefore making the game better for us. We as fans can not sit ideally by while the great game of baseball, the American pastime, is drug through the muck that has become the American media. Bigger, stronger, faster; that is the future of baseball. Whether those things are obtained by natural causes or performance enhancers, we should appreciate great athletes and their means of obtaining greatness. Spreading a dark film over some of the greatest accomplishments in baseball only hurts the game.
Talent isn’t talent if you’re using a drug to help you get an advantage over other athletes. As a baseball fan I want the rules to be enforced more and for the league to ban any illegal substance user for life from the sport. The damage is already done when they are caught but the player ruins their team and the image of the sport. Using performing enhancing drugs is selfish and it also makes the athlete a coward because they are trying to have an advantage over their competition.
“ 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.