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    Imagine someone telling you they 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 using it as well. Would you take it? In the late 1980’s through the early 2000’s players decided to take the chance and it started what is known as the “Steroid Era”. This era took over players all over the world and and…

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    that fans were more in favor of Bonds being in the Hall of Fame than McGwire, possibly because his statistics were better in many aspects. With respect to the first two research questions, the study found that people viewed McGwire as more likable than Palmeiro, and felt more strongly about McGwire making it into the Hall of Fame than Palmeiro. No differences were found between heavy and light viewers. Although very little research has been done regarding news coverage of the steroid issue in…

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    The answer is probably not, if they're trying to make the game fun to watch such as basebal one of the slowest sports in existence, why stop them. Pro athletes have the same rights as we do, so why put them to a standard where they can't do this or they can't do that(Perez,n.d) Also Athletes on steroids can make the game way more exciting and fast. Which as a sports fan that's everything they should want in a sport. It would make the game more exciting by more points being scored, bigger hits,…

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    uses steroids it usually results in more players taking them as well. Before the 1996 baseball season, the ‘61 New York Yankees stood alone as the only team to knock out more than 225 home runs ever in a season. However in the past nine seasons, twenty six teams have accomplished this once unheard of feat (Verducci 39). 40 year old pitchers were aging backwards since the later years of the 1990’s. They were throwing just as good and as fast of pitches as the young twenty year old pitchers…

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    Drug use is a problem in every sport, but no sport compares to baseball. In a game where home-runs bring in the money, players usually do whatever it takes to get an edge. This includes taking performance-enhancing drugs that cause many health issues and permanently damage the body. The Steroid Era saved Major League Baseball because of increased attendance to games and income due to home-runs. On August 12th, 1994, the Major League baseball players association went on strike. The strike lasted…

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    your power. I have a way you’ll get into the majors for sure.” “What is it Billy asked? I’ll do anything to go pro!” Billy said enthusiastically. “Here take these needles, they’re filled with extra energy boosters, use them before your workout to bulk up.” Billy wanted to press what in the needles but his desire to go pro was too great. So Billy took the needs and did just as Mark said and in no time at all he was crushing baseballs left and right. One time he hit one so hard the…

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    Colby Louwagie Mrs. Kalkbrenner English 10 11 January 2017 George Herman Ruth: The Great Bambino The Great Bambino, The Home Run King, the Sultan of Swat - George Herman “Babe” Ruth was all of these and more (Happy Birthday, Babe Ruth, the ‘Sultan of Swat). He had rough childhood, went to a Catholic boarding school for boys (St. Mary’s), and still had a career in major league baseball; Ruth was an inspiration to people everywhere. Ruth was admired because of his hitting ability, the records…

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    Game Day I woke up thinking, It's game day. I was as nervous as a mouse surrounded by a cat. My 13-year-old baseball team was playing the team that won the championship two years in a row. I kind of thought we all were nervous because if we lost that meant we go home and nobody wanted to go home. Since I was awake early in the morning I thought I should do my daily routine of stretching and eating my oatmeal and salad. Since our game was later that day like a night game I just did a few sit ups…

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    tennis. I always liked tennis I grew up watching the Williams sisters destroy every record. It seemed like a grate solution but, I had never played tennis before. I was going to be bad at it so I did not want to play. I did not want to feel like a failure ever again. My parents could not understand I did not have the words to tell them how I was feeling. Well that is what I thought. One day about a week after tryouts my dad came picked me up from school, and like all corny dads do he had a…

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    were not favorable by a team’s fan base. Barry Bonds, with the help of a couple other notable home run hitters, reeled in fans across the nation to watch them play and hit home runs. On a baseball team’s line up for batting, the fourth hitting spot in the lineup of nine was designated for the most powerful hitter on the roster. With this tactic coaches, across the MLB, hoped for their first three batters to get on base to get into scoring position. The fourth batter would come up to the plate,…

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