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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. Steroids need to be allowed in baseball because it will bring more excitement back into the game. “Steroids will cause baseball players to build more muscle which means that they will most likely increase their offensive stats. The stat that it will mostly increase is the homerun” (Vass). People that watch baseball unless they are die-hard baseball fans do not want to watch baseball to see a team play a good defensive game.
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Sammy Sosa led the Cubs for three straight years in home runs and stolen bases. He was hitting around 30-40 home runs every season; Until his break out year when he hit sixty six “homers”, just four behind Mark McGwire’s record set, that same year at seventy home runs. Both Sosa, and McGwire won the “Sportsman of the Year” award. Season after season Sosa continued to be a home run hitter, and he is the only player to hit sixty or more home runs in thre... ... middle of paper ... ...ting. In conclusion Sammy Sosa did lose lots of credibility, and no one will look at him or baseball the same way again.
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Steroid Abuse Hurts Baseball The abuse of steroids among players in Major League Baseball is corrupting the image of America?s Pastime as well as endangering the health of those who use the illegal substances. The lack of testing and punishment for the use of illegal substances like steroids in the Major Leagues portrays a negative image to aspiring young athletes. They see their role models using steroids and becoming better athletes rather than seeing suspensions for the illegal behavior or the negative health effects. Anabolic-androgenic steroids are synthetic substances which increase skeletal muscle growth and increase male hormone production. Steroids are legal only through prescription.