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The early twenties offered many opportunities for people. After the Great War many people were saddened and always had their minds on war and violence. The majority of the most popular sports today had a kick start from this time period. Baseball was the most popular out of the many sports that developed and played during the twenties. The past time of professional baseball provided a much needed outlet for many Americans who wanted to forget the Great War, put their hopes in modern heroes, and spend their hard earned dollars on an enjoyable Primarily baseball started to become a hit in the 1920s because of spectacular performances from many legends from this time period.
The anabolic meaning muscle-building, effects help the body retain protein and the androgenic or masculinizing effects cause an increase in muscle mass and aggressiveness (“Steroids”). In the past couple of years steroid use in professional baseball has seen a dramatic increase. Anabolic steroids has forever changed the game of professional baseball, influencing players to take them to increase their playing potential but also destroying the bodies of the athletes; therefore, a mandatory drug test before every game should be enforced to keep this problem from rising. In the 1990’s steroids had become a prominent issue. Professional baseball players were abusing steroids without knowing the harmful side effects.
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Throughout the late 90’s to now, baseball has begun to be way more exciting than it was before players were introduced to growth hormones. Baseballs are hit deeper and so are needles. The dirty work by the Major Leaguers has begun to kill the integrity of the game and fill the fans up with shame. Baseball is never the same when the people playing the game are cheating and trying to get the easy way out. And for everything you do there has to be a consequence, and the 13 players who tested positive for human growth hormones faced 50 or more game suspensions.
It is no coincidence that they have won the most World Series of any other club in baseball history (Wikipedia-World Series). Not only have they won the most world championships, but they are a consistent contender for the American League title year after year. If a salary cap is not issued in professional baseball soon, then many fans will begin to loose interest in the sport due to repetitive results. The money saved from salary caps could be used more efficiently on other things to stimulate the economy better, such as government. More money is spent on players in Major League Baseball than all other professional sport franchises (Bryant).