Essay on The Use of Sterioids in Baseball

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Steroids In Baseball
Baseball was meant to be a sport for people to play and to have fun while doing it. It was like that for a while until drugs such as steroids started becoming more accessible.
There has been an ongoing conversation lately about cheating in sports. Within the four major sports in the US, baseball has been talked about the most when it comes to cheating. It is not only a problem in Major League Baseball. Young kids playing in college use steroids. Nowadays, athletes will try their hardest to find a way to cheat, but that could not be truer when it comes to baseball athletes. They will do anything in order to get an advantage against their opponents. According to Todd Jones, “Baseball rules clearly state that you
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Steroids In Baseball
Baseball was meant to be a sport for people to play and to have fun while doing it. It was like that for a while until drugs such as steroids started becoming more accessible.
There has been an ongoing conversation lately about cheating in sports. Within the four major sports in the US, baseball has been talked about the most when it comes to cheating. It is not only a problem in Major League Baseball. Young kids playing in college use steroids. Nowadays, athletes will try their hardest to find a way to cheat, but that could not be truer when it comes to baseball athletes. They will do anything in order to get an advantage against their opponents. According to Todd Jones, “Baseball rules clearly state that you cannot use any foreign substance on the baseball to gain an advantage--no pine tar, Vaseline, sandpaper, shaving cream, whatever. The rules also say that hitters cannot doctor their bats to give them an advantage”(38). The rules are out there for everyone to learn and obey, but still it was not that long ago, last month to be exact that the New York Yankees’ Michael Pineda received a 10 game suspension for using pine tar while playing against the Boston Red Sox. Whether it is pine tar or steroids, the integrity of baseball players will always be questioned. There will always be cheating in baseball, and it does not matter how strict the drug-testing program is; players will always find new ways to use steroids.
Before steroids baseball
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