Pro Sports Athletes Should Not Be Banned

901 Words Oct 25th, 2015 4 Pages
As those who really follow and know baseball may know, “Since sports have been around, the competitive nature of athletes has been pushed to the brink. As the times have changed, so have the ways athletes go about in pursuing their competitive drive” (“Juicin’ In The”, 2013). Baseball has been around for well over a century and so have Performance Enhancement Drugs. “PEDs can be traced all the way back to 1889, when Pud Galvin, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys (which eventually became the Pittsburgh Pirates), used Brown-Sequard Elixir” (“Juicin’ In The”, 2013). The truth is that over the last 20 to 30 years, these substances have benn ruining the game of baseball, but most importantly, they are staining the purity of the game. The essence of the game is that the game is that all players should be able to play the game they love on an even playing field. On the Business side of things, the casual fan of the game do not care about MLB players using PEDs. They watch the game because is entertaining. With that said, the better the entertainment, the more they watch and the more games they attend. Therefore, the more money the league, the teams, and the players make. “A huge part of watching sports is witnessing the very peak of human athletic ability, and legalizing performance enhancing drugs would help athletes climb even higher” (“Why It 's Time”, 2012). It is human nature to want more, and the more we get, the more we want. The fans want more home runs and also want…

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