Baseball And Steroids Essay

534 words - 3 pages

Major League Baseball
(From 1988 Until ????)

By: Joseph Fripp

Being an advocate fan of Pro Football and watching Pro Baseball only during their playoffs. Mainly because their season is so long and drawn out. I found it to be rather interesting that one of the four Pro Sport Leagues in America had a very real and serious problem with some of the players in the League using steroids or performance enhancements. I also find it hard to believe that the League commissioner and team owners didn’t know that the league had a drug problem.
Now say what you want but the commissioner of Pro Baseball had to have had an idea that something bad was going on within the league by the early 1990’s. Rumors had begun to ...view middle of the document...

So far nearly over a decade numerous pro players continued using the drug. Gaining an unfair advantage over other pro players and making the playing field unleveled. Players like Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Rodger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are some of the high profile players to be suspected of steroids use.
My being from Northern California found myself rooting for the San Francisco Giants, one of two bay area teams. During that era the San Francisco Giants had a player named Barry Bonds. Who in the Bay area could do no wrong! Filling the stadium with fans who wanted to see nothing more than our baseball hero hit a homerun. The rumors then started to circle around that Barry Bonds used a vast array of performance-enhancing drugs, including steroids and human growth hormone, for at least five seasons beginning in 1998, according to a book written by two San Francisco Chronicle reporters.
Fainaru-Wada and Williams write that "more than a dozen people either had been told directly that he was using banned drugs, had seen him using the drugs with their own eyes, or had been provided with information that made the conclusion he was doping inescapable," according to a book excerpt. The book, written in narrative style, is said to be based on more than a thousand pages of documents and interviews with more than 200 people.
Bonds, who testified before a San Francisco federal grand jury looking into steroid use by top athletes, has repeatedly denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Giants general manager Brian Sabean declined to address the book, saying, "Just baseball, guys."
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