Baseball Hall Of Fame Essay

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The Baseball Hall of Fame and PEDs
Many people believe that baseball players who have been caught using performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs for short, should be forever banned from the baseball Hall of Fame. Others believe that those players should be allowed in despite breaking the rules of the game. “There have been over 128 Major League baseball players who have been caught taking a substance that has been banned from the MLB”("» List of Steroid Users, Implicated Players, Suspensions"). Professional baseball players who have used performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, should not be able to be elected into the hall of fame, because using these drugs is against the rules of the game of baseball, it is morally wrong, and taking performance
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Cheating is an example of something that is morally wrong. The use of PEDs is classified as cheating so therefore it is morally wrong. It is morally wrong yet so many professional baseball players do it. Even though it is morally wrong, “there have been over 128 players suspended for using PEDs”("» List of Steroid Users, Implicated Players, Suspensions"). So why do players take them? A large percentage of players who have taken them say that they take them to attain success. Others are given to them by a doctor to help recover from an injury, which is still classified by Major League Baseball as cheating simply because the illegal substances were taken. “Some players like David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox are still bothered by failed drug tests”(BostonGlobe.com). This is because if a player fails a drug test anybody who follows baseball will hear about it and think of that certain player as a cheater and someone who does not respect the game of baseball. This can keep the players from being voted for when election time comes for the Baseball Hall of Fame. The use of performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball is not only against the rules but is also morally

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