How Steroids Have Changed Baseball

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Steroids Have Changed Baseball
Suzanne Dennis
South University

Steroids Have Changed Baseball

Today in the United States kids, teens, and adults watch and play in the sport of baseball. It is probably the number one sport looked upon and what is happening to it is a bit discouraging. Players have started "cheating" by using steroids to help them play stronger and better because they are in league where you have to be the best at what you do to play. The use, distribution and testing policy of steroids in baseball has long been a worry for those involved in our national pastime, and the fans and those involved in baseball at any level deserve a resolution. How exactly do the ethics just drift away? The conversion into the major league is a conversion from game to business and once the players enter into the pros everything changes. Major League Baseball has become a giant business. How can you see it otherwise? Steroids in baseball have changed dramatically over the past ten years and a major factor impacting the changes may be players' use of performance enhancing drugs. Players need to realize that they are cheating and should be held accountable. In less than four years Babe Ruth's single season record of 60 home runs has been broken by Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds (Hacohen, 2012). Steroids are drugs commonly classified as anabolic, androgenic and corticosteroids. Anabolic steroids are used by athletes to bulk up and improve their performance. Anabolic steroids are synthetic hormones that cause the body to produce muscle and prevent muscle breakdown. Some athletes take steroids hoping that it will improve their ability to run faster, hit farther, jump higher, etc. Some people are not aware that anabolic steroids are a form of a drug. In the United States, it is against the law to use these steroids without a prescription. They create…...

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