Steroid Testing Essay

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Alex Rodriquez is arguably one of the best baseball players ever. He started his career in 1994 with the Seattle Mariners, but he only played seventeen games that year. With the Mariners in 1996 he finally earned a starting spot at shortstop and burst on to the scene with 36 home runs and 123 RBI. Then in 2003 Major League Baseball and the players association agreed on a new contract which includes random drug tests called survey testing. Alex Rodriquez is one of the many players who were tested and had performance enhancing drugs (PED) in his system. Later in 2003 Alex Rodriguez won the Most Valuable Player award and his third consecutive American League home run title. To date Alex Rodriquez has hit 647 career home runs, despite his ridiculous stats I believe that Alex Rodriquez and other steroid users should not be allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Other fans believe that steroid users should be allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame. They have several reasons one of them is even though steroids were illegal That everyone was taking them so it was an even playing field. Also they believe that Bud Selig the commissioner of baseball allowed steroids to be used because it leads to more home runs and home runs draw in fans. Some players only used steroids to come back from injuries and they believe there is nothing wrong with that. Their final point is that the greatest players of the game should not be kept out of the hall of fame. The hall of fame has already set the precedent that cheating is unacceptable and those who cheat will not be inducted into the hall of fame. Pete Rose the all time his leader still is not in the hall of fame because he gambled on games when he was a manager. If the all time hit leader is kept out of the hall of fame for something he did when he was done playing, then I think that players who cheat during their playing career should
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