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    Alex Rodriguez played for a team that you either hate or love or hate— the Yankees. In 2009 he helped led them to his first and only World Series Championship. While Alex Rodriguez is not the leader of career home runs, he is close, as he is in forth all time, and still is playing. Most likely he will not catch him as the career leader with an asterisk next to it. Even though his achievements are not quite as amazing his case is a bigger than Barry Bonds because of the era he is living in. Camera are everywhere following his every move. Social media is huge and everyone can get information very quickly. In this age all celebrities are in a spotlight and people are watching everything they do. The pure fact that information can travel so much…

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    The Steroid Era

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    For this reason, players like Bonds have not been voted into the Hall of Fame. Some voters do not want the Hall of Fame to be the home to cheaters, which in turn makes sense, but, how can a person not believe that the home run king should not be in the Hall of Fame? Voters believe the MLB takes it light and easy on players that take steroids, by making more benefits than consequences for players that have not used PEDs. Some players that have used PEDs have broken records held by legends of the…

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    Steroids have always been a negative influence in sports,but what if they didn’t have to be? Studies have shown that spectators enjoy watching athletes play at a higher level. Professional athletes should be allowed to use performance enhancing drugs because spectators are paying to see an athlete perform at their very best, the most entertaining and the most competitive. As a viewer you are paying to see an athlete perform at their respected sport, meaning they should be able to perform at…

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    drugs, they can become more permissible, because they are all becoming more and more “rigorous” (accurate) day by day. Like mentioned before, athletes in baseball have been using PED’s during the past few decades, including during our millennial age today. A few examples are Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Mark McGwire, and Jose Canseco. All of these athletes have been well-known throughout baseball, particularly with their power. Barry Bonds (who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San…

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    had a doctor prescribed drug that would increase your brain's capability of functioning, so your test results and knowledge would increase significantly in just weeks. Would you take it? Now imagine yourself struggling in the minor leagues playing baseball and providing too minimal of pay to support your family. Then, someone introduces you to a drug that will increase your fast twitch muscles and allow you to recover faster, hit farther, run faster, and several players in leagues above you are…

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    Steroids In Baseball

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    year. That is, until Babe Ruth and the evolution of the long ball came along and Honus hit 40 in a single season (DeVany, 2011, p. 502). One could certainly infer that as the competition changes, the approach of the batters change as well. During the 90s, home run hitters were starting to dominate the game. The top players, McGuire, Giambi, Sosa, and Bonds, pushed each other to swing for the fences more often which resulted in more home runs per season (DeVany, 2011, p. 502). As the competition…

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    leagues should duplicate their policy. Barry Bonds is one of the greatest players to ever play. At the same time Barry Bonds is one of the most controversial baseball players to ever play in the MLB. As many would know that Barry Bonds is the career leader of home runs, but many wouldn’t know that at the beginning of Barry Bonds career he was a thin fast outfielder who stole more bases than home runs. When Bonds first appeared in the MLB, he was a thin 185 pounds, when he retired from baseball…

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    Some of these people might say that steroids can kill the users. Well that is true it is only when someone highly overdoses on them. Which won't happen if there are certain doctors available to do the job(Perez,n.d) Just look at Barry Bonds he is one of the best players known to man but he just happened to be on steroids. Did he die of overdose?, No he did not overdose because he probably hired someone to get the right amount for him. Kevin Williams won the defensive player of the year. However…

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    people have had severe health issues from steroid use.”To date, there has never been a single death in history attributed solely to anabolic steroids whereby the coroner upon examination of the deceased’s body has marked the cause of death as anabolic steroids.”(Steroids 14) Many people that take steroids do not understand what can happen to them. There are some side effects of taking steroids. Side effects include acne, stunted growth, cancer, mood swings, liver, kidney and heart problems,…

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    Steroid Era Essay

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    When the star players are playing, the games are more exciting and ultimately more people are in the stands. Mark McGwire confessed using human-growth hormones to recover from injuries (CBSnews). Steroids were also used to prolong major league careers and extend players prime. In Barry Bonds’ case, his home-runs started coming when he was older, allowing him more productive seasons. Ultimately, steroids helped players heal quicker and extend their careers. There were many negatives to the…

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