The Illegal Steroid Use in The Major League Baseball

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The purpose in constructing this report is to take a look and study the illegal steroid use in Major League Baseball, and possible ways it can be exempt from the game forever. Use of performance enhancing drugs is cheating and causes inequalities, in which new repercussions should be implemented. These new rules should include a zero tolerance level, records stripped and not being rewarded of their accomplishments; which is to include banishment from an admittance into the Hall of Fame. Furthermore, it causes major health concerns and could end a player’s career, along with mitigating health problems down the road. The total elimination of steroids in MLB (Major League Baseball) would make the atmosphere and fans appreciate the game as it…show more content…
In 2003, David “Boomer” Wells claimed that up to 40% of major leaguers used steroids, and then in 2005, Jose Canseco addressed the media with stating that 80% of major leaguers had taken steroids, and have credited the drug for their entire career (Gilman, 2013, p.2). So the facts are there, players are using and abusing to cheat their way into the HOF (Hall of Fame). The one time strike is followed without pay, because the player will not completely process the magnitude of what he did was wrong. This solution would hold true to the integrity of the game and keep the playing field fair across the board. For the fair players this zero tolerance level is a godsend.

Records Stripped

Players that are breaking records and accomplishing tasks a normal man cannot amount to without the use of performance enhanced drugs, should not be applauded for. Athletes who use and test positive for steroids will be banished from baseball’s record books and will be ineligible to enter the Hall of Fame. Players value their status as one of the greatest and are honored to be accounted for in the record books, and if none of that is recorded then what would be the use of cheating. It would be as if the player never participated or even played the game (Abramson, 2014, p.2). Mark Maguire, a front runner currently awaiting his election into the Hall of Fame, has been

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