MLB Should Apply a Mandatory Steroid Test for All Players In today’s sports world, there have been many problems with players cheating the game by using drugs to make them perform better. Many sports today have not applied testing for all players and have regretted not doing it awhile back. The drug problem is mostly hurting Major League Baseball the most but has an effect on all sports. There are players that are playing the game without using steroids therefore whom are being cheated out because players are making more money by performing better because of the use of steroids. Furthermore, this is hurting the reputation of the MLB because fans have lost respect for their heroes who have always thought they were playing the game correctly.
Steroids are unhealthy and they damage internal body parts of people that use them. Using a steroid may severely jeopardize the health of its users. It can cause liver problems, which could in turn lead to liver failure, and causes chemical unbalances which bring about rage, and in turn can cause the user to be a threat to others around them. It has a list of side effects that harm many but is most dangerous to younger people. Steroid use in high schools is only continuing to increase.
Some of baseball members, and there fans believe that using these muscle enhancers and steroids will ruin the game of baseball forever. This making it a home run hitting contest everyday, instead of the classic small ball plays used back in the day. The problem stands with the current investigation being handled. The league will have a hard time penalizing Bonds or any other athlete for steroid use if he has used illegal steroids before September, 2003, which is when Major League Baseball set up its drug policy (News services. Chicago Tribune.
Salary Cap in Professional Baseball Both experts and fans have different opinions on whether or not a salary cap should be put on major league baseball. Argument such as, the game being less exciting has been used opposing the cap. Those who favor the cap don’t think it’s fair to the poorer teams who can’t afford big name players. Financially, a salary cap is a great method of keeping overall costs down. A salary cap was almost put into play in 1994 until the players went on strike.
The year of 2004, baseball stars like Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi were involved in a scandal regarding steroid usage. On December 2, 2004, Jason Giambi pled guilty for his use of steroids for three seasons. The following day, Barry Bonds also confessed to using a cream, but he claimed, he had no knowledge of its contents. In his 2004 article, “This Is Your Country on Drugs” Carl Elliott, conveys his point of re-evaluating our use of prescribed drugs. Carl Elliott is a well-credited Professor at the University of Minnesota and often writes for New York Times.
Matty Joe Slop 11/14/11 Period 1 The look of Steroid use in Baseball There are many types of steroids and all of them are bad for your body. The types of steroids that baseball players commonly use are anabolic pills, injections, melt away tablets, and creams. Baseball players use steroids to become stronger fast so they can hit more homeruns. Some steroids such as creams and melt away tablets can improve eye sight but have horrible side effects like stretch marks and bruising. The most common effects of steroids are mood swings, short temper, acne on the back and face, and decaying of the liver.
A Comparison of Two Websites about ALS(1,764) Lou Gehrig’s disease is the common name for a neurodegenerative disease also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Even though the disease had been known about for a long time it didn’t really gain its notoriety until the baseball player Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with the disease and forced into an early retirement due to the pain it caused him in his body from the deterioration of his spinal cord. The two websites, ALS Association (alsa.org) and the website from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov), are both informative websites all about a specific disease and what goes along with it, but while one website is well organized and neat the other is disorganized and jumbled
Baseball players use steroids to dominate their sport and eventually fear stopping the use of steroids. I came up with this theory due to the fact that I wonder why baseball players make the choice of using steroids and even then it seems that they can’t just get off them? Why can’t they just play the game as the way it should be and working on their skills to become more “skilled” at their own game than to “cheat” the game? Of course the players who take steroids in the game of baseball are going to be more physically better than some of the others, especially when it comes to hitting the ball. When looking back to the great players who broke hitting records and such, you think of one guy and one guy only, Mark McGwire.
JANUARY 2006 LAW REVIEW SPECTATOR INJURY OUTSIDE THE STANDS James C. Kozlowski, J.D., Ph.D. © 2006 James C. Kozlowski Under the traditional rule of law, baseball stadium owners or operators owe spectators a "limited duty" of care, i.e., screen the area behind home plate and to offer a sufficient amount of seating for spectators who reasonably may be anticipated to request protected seats in the course of an ordinary game. Once the landowner provides such limited protection, no further duty is owed and a baseball spectator who chooses not to sit in a screened area generally assumes the risk of being hit by a foul ball. In Maisonave, however, the state supreme court considered whether an injured spectator necessarily assumed the
Progressive attempted to eliminate all immoral facets of various sports of the time. They sought to eliminate gambling from horse racing and many states in the 1900s actually prohibited the sport because of the gambling that took place. They also sought to change the game of football. At the time is was viewed as a very violent and brutal sport and reformers tried to eliminate dangers of the sports by modifying the rules or getting rid of the sport all together. President Roosevelt, the viewed leader of the progressives, tried to maintain the integrity of the sport but was personally involved in both sides of the argument.