Effects Of Steroids In Baseball
But, it is not enough to contain steroids degrading effects on baseball. Therefore, the MLB needs to institute a zero tolerance policy, because the potential consequences do not outweigh the financial opportunities for both players and franchises.
By taking PEDs players subject themselves to many physical side effects causing damage to the body. Some of the lighter side effects include baldness, severe acne, and high blood pressure (Mayo Clinic Staff). But these conditions pale in comparison to some of the more life altering side effects. They can create abnormalities in major organs throughout the body, causing liver deformities, tumors, and circulatory heart problems. Another dramatic effect is with increased muscle mass and weight, tendons and ligaments are not always able to support the extra weight. As a result, tendons …show more content…
Fans are interested with the offensive side of baseball. Home runs and high scoring games draw more fans into stadiums, increasing team’s revenue. By comparing the Pre-Steroid Era (before 1994) to the Steroid Era (after 1994), team 's average profit margin increased 4.7%, meaning MLB franchises saw an average increase in revenue of 52.2 million dollars per year (Grossman). By maintaining the status quo, owners are able to develop larger profits every year. So, owners enforce a timid drug policy, trying to make it seem like they are against the PED problem, when actually they benefit from player’s