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    with a pitch, committing a hard foul on purpose or even just playing dirty. Most people want to play sports safely without getting severely injured. “Alex Rodriguez admitted in 2009 that he had used steroids from 2001-03 when he played for the Texas Rangers” (Thompson 1). Because of Rodriguez’s actions, all Major League Baseball players hated him and Alex got hit with many pitches at the plate and baserunners even slid in to him on purpose trying to injure him. Furthermore, if players choose to…

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    The use of anabolic-androgenic steroids in professional sports and in general is wrong. There are several health and reputational risks involved in taking these drugs. Everyday more and more teenagers are caught using these substances for their own purposes. Professional athletes and anyone else who uses them need to find a way to stop using anabolic-androgenic steroids. Anabolic-androgenic steroids include the male sex hormone testosterone and many of its synthetic derivatives (Harmer, 2010,…

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    watch. Aren't you tired of steroid controversies taking the attention away from the actual sporting events? Well I sure am. If these distractions are removed from the highest stages of sports, the events will be more attractive to fans. Take Alex Rodriguez for example. The right handed hitting third baseman for the New York Yankees is one of the best pure hitters of all time. He was suspended 211 games by Major League Baseball due to the use of PED's and his attempt to evade the MLB and its…

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    Boethius's Analysis

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    If God tells Alex Rodriguez (Arod) that he will hit a homerun tomorrow, and Arod has freedom of choice, and chooses to stay home, it will seem like God’s foreknowledge is false, and not knowledge at all. However, Boethius would disagree with this statement through various reasons. First of all, Boethius claimed that everything God sees is present to him. Because God is “eternal”, which is “the total and perfect possession of life without end” (Boethius, 110,4), he can grasp and see events…

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    In 1968, the International Olympic Committee tested all athletes in the olympics for performance enhancing drugs to help keep the it fair between the athletes. In the first olympics played, performance enhancing drugs were being used by the Greeks to help them win. Major league baseball, one of the major companies trying to change it, banned steroids (a PED) in 1991 as a way to keep the players equal. A multitude of people may think that it is okay for athletes to use performance enhancing drugs…

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    Illegal Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Professional Sports and Competitions Even though some people believe that Performance Enhancing Drugs are beneficial to the users, PED 's have extremely bad consequences and should not be allowed in professional sports. Athletes use Performance Enhancing Drugs for short-term use whenever they compete in professional competitions. Competitors use these drugs in times of their athletic career to get an edge over other competitors. But these people…

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    According to Taylor Hooton Foundation, four bodybuilders in Pakistan have died in the last 17 days due to consumption of illegal steroids. The same medication that can treat a person for a certain condition could cause their death if used wrongly. Steroids are very dangerous drugs that if abused can cause serious health problems in the user. Steroids are prescribed for people suffering from asthma, loss of muscle mass and many other conditions, however, athletes and many others abuse it for…

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    Some beer companies sponsor racecar drivers, and when kids watch their role model drinking they will be encouraged to do so too. “If Alex Rodriguez can use steroids, then I can to be sure also to make it onto the baseball team,” is what kids are thinking. Lastly, when kids hear singers saying inappropriate words in their songs, they will want to follow in their footsteps to sound similar…

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    Are taking performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) really worth the risk? This is a question many of athletes have to seriously ask themselves and weigh the consequences. Many athletes don’t ask actually themselves this question and just go and take these drugs. Some athletes don’t even get told that they are taking PED’s. Other cases involve team doctors recommending players to take these drugs, having no regard for the player's health. So the big question is should performance enhancing drugs be…

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    Alaniz 1 Baseball has been around for centuries. Baseball is also known as America’s pastime. Baseball was branched off from many different sports as in, stoolball, cricket, and cat and dog. Some may ask “what is cat and dog, and what does it have to do with baseball?” Cat and dog is a game that was originated in Scotland where a piece of wood called cat, is thrown at a hole in the ground while another player tries to defend the hole with a stick called a dog. Odd, but interesting. Cricket on…

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