Essay on Baseball And Its Impact On Baseball

2276 Words Dec 7th, 2016 10 Pages
Baseball is known as one of the most incredible and engaging sports in the nation. Several players all over the country, and even around the world, represent baseball by playing on high school teams, travel teams, and minor league teams as well, in order to reach the highest level of baseball, Major League Baseball, also known as the MLB. To this day, baseball is still one of the most dominant sports in America. However, baseballs reputation and character have slightly diminished because of Performance Enhancing Drugs, also known as PEDs, used within Major League Baseball. Countless viewers are curious to know how older men who play in these baseball games are able to keep the stamina they need in order to play all nine innings. Then the thought of steroids and drugs became a theory. Before the year 1994, steroids were not so common in the baseball community, but since then, players have used drugs more often. Since we live in such a drug culture, using drugs have become normalized in our society. Major League Baseball experienced these numbers increase within the years of 1994 and 2004 when players such as Mark McGwire, Alex Rodriguez, and Ryan Braun were becoming popular in the sport. These intense outbreaks and suspensions made America question the integrity of baseball as a sport. Professional baseball has questioned the leagues truthfulness, integrity, and fame forever due to performance-enhancing drugs.
Various fans argue whether or not steroids should just be accepted…

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