Following is a list of some of the other effects of steroid use for males: Reduced sperm count, impotence, and increase in nipple and breast size, enlarged prostate.” Th... ... middle of paper ... ...eball is more exciting now than ever. Viewers and patrons alike are loyal. Baseball will survive this small tarnish on the game, but only by embracing the future of the game. If the administration of baseball and the associated press keep dragging our heroes down in the dirt, baseball will find itself on a shelf. The players use steroids to make themselves better, therefore making the game better for us.
The first rule of baseball, its not about if you win or lose, it's how you play the game. Elite Athletes are driven by competition and risks are often taken as needed to stay on top of the game. They sacrifice their lives for this lifestyle, breaking bones, deep cuts, huge bruises, and they put their body's to the point of failing. Performing Enhancer Drugs (P.E.D) are seemingly popular nowadays and with new and undetectable variety's coming out rapidly, it's hard to keep up. Should the World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA) just allow it?
Baseball players are big influences on children and teenagers which could cause even more steroid use because of major league baseball players. Even though many people agree with famous baseball athletes using steroids being in the Baseball Hall of Fame, other people disagree for many reasons because steroids are an illegal drug and the use of this drug should not be rewarded by such an honor as being inducted into the Hall of Fame. There are very many people who vote for players to go in the Hall of Fame, but many people may have the same opinion as Tom Verducci who stated, When I vote for a player, I am upholding him for the highest individual honor possible. My vote is an endorsement of a career, not part of it, and how it was achieved. Voting for a known steroid user is endorsing steroid use.
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.
One of the fastest growing conflicts in major league sports is the use of illegal substances to enhance performance on the playing field. Players have forgotten the roots of the sports they compete in and tend to think more about themselves and money rather than their young fans and family who admire them. Questions are being asked, about the testing system and how many athletes are getting away with injecting steroids into their bodies. However, steroids do not seem to be as destructive as previously thought. Steroids should be allowed because they are so common, the MLB shows little concern, and they improve the game.
Foulk 1 Tony Foulk Tim Arnold May 1, 2014 Research Paper The use of Physically Enhancing Drugs in Baseball. The use of Physically Enhancing Drugs (PED) in baseball is getting ridiculous and is setting a bad example for our youth. With an ever increasing physical demand to be the best player on the field some players think they need the extra edge to pull ahead of their competition. It is believed to be that only half the players in Major League Baseball (MLB) don’t use PED’s to get an edge on their opponents (Schreiber). Those who love the game and want the game to stay pure are starting to speak out and stop the use of illegal PED’s in Baseball.
I feel so naive. I really thought that the players had gotten bigger and stronger because they had learned the value of hitting the weight room and staying in shape during the off season. It breaks my heart that I won't be able to give my children the same experience I had growing up -- to go to the ballpark and feel good about your guys and cheer on your team.' The fans reaction speaks for itself but MLB should not sit back and let steroids take over a game that was at one time America?s pastime. In this paper research will be given on what exactly are anabolic steroids and how they can affect your body, testing policies, the effectiveness of steroids on players and major league baseball.
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.
Baseball is America’s pastime and one of the most watched sports in the United States. Baseball is a respected sport and the players are role models for kids and other ages. Every player that’s in the MLB had to go through many obstacles and challenges to reach that level. It takes true skill and talent to reach the MLB and should be reached fairly without any help from a performing enhancing drug (PED) like steroids. In my opinion, every baseball player that is found using or have used performing enhancing drugs should be banned from the league without any warnings or second chances.
Despite their high skill... ... middle of paper ... ...s a game that requires players to work as a team and put in individual effort in maintaining physical fitness. Winning a game because of physical advantage caused by drugs such as steroids is cheating and should never be entertained by the Major Baseball League Hall of Fame. Works Cited Berkovich, Karlo. “Grey areas exist on performance enhancement”. Waterloo Region Record, 17 Feb 2009.