For example, an eighteen year old ruptured an elbow ligament while pitching for his high school baseball team, at the time he was playing for three different baseball teams in three different seasons. Playing a year round sport can also lead to kids to dropping the sport. All of these reasons lead to how intense youth sports have become. The rewards and exposure from success in youth sports have increased significantly. Most of this is because of the technology that youths and adults are exposed to including ESPN, YouTube, and an increase in television exposure for youth games.
Usually setting up a game in order for someone to earn money a cheating way. In baseball there have been a lot of major controversies of the use of steroids and other performance enhancing, muscle building drugs. It’s been all over the news for years now. It seems like every year there is a new baseball player that everybody thought was the greatest but then later
The roar of the crowd awakens the neighboring communities as the ball cracks off the bat and leaps into the stands. As a kid, I can remember countless situations where this was the case, but it seems as of lately that is false due to one thing. Steroids and the aftermath they have caused throughout baseball. Anabolic steroids are a group of synthetic hormones that promote the storage of protein and the growth of tissue, sometimes used by athletes to increase muscle size and strength (anabolic). Steroids in the game of baseball have forever tarnished the image of America’s pastime.
Baseball has long been the pastime in American sports and the steroid use has caused an upset due to the tradition of the game (Carise). Players see using steroids as an artificial advantage compared to the earliest days of the sport (Carise). Players have made statements, such as “…in 2003, David “Boomer” Wells claimed that up to 40 percent of major leaguers use steroids” (Carise). In 2005, Jose Canseco who was a known steroid user for his entire career said, “…that up to 80 percent of major leaguers had taken steroids” (Carise). Testing in baseball did not begin until 2003 and steroids did not make Major League Baseball’s banned substance list until 1991 (Carise).
The Use of Steroids in Baseball has become an issue that has occurred frequently in the past years around 2000 and up till this date in time. I basically chose this topic because it’s a very broad and interesting issue that has become involved in society and effected people of all ages and has even been brought into the court. The news we have seen on T.V or the newspapers about steroids and baseball players are just a small amount of information. There is more to that and things that surprise me about why they do it and how it all started and it’s something that needs to be explained more about. Through my research I’ve learned that as the years go on, there is more ways to produce and enhance such substances as steroids.
Troy Kesterson Professor Carmichael English 104 29 November 2011 Steroids in Baseball Athletes whether young or old, amateur or professional, are always looking for an advantage over their opponents. The desire for an “edge” and the satisfaction of winning exists in all levels of play. Successful athletes practice and work hard but others resort to drugs to give them that edge. Ever since the inception of the Major League Baseball in 1876, players have looked to gain that competitive edge. Early pitchers adopted the spitball, which was the chemical altering of a baseball with saliva, Vaseline, or mud to make the baseball behave in ways atypical of a delivered pitch.
Colton Torrance 11/21/13 Philosophy Term Paper Why steroid use for athletic enhancement is not morally wrong The use of steroids for athletic enhancement has been one of the most contentious aspects of many sports for the last couple of decades. With the innovation of more enhanced drug tests along with improved performance-enhancing drugs, this matter has only become more prevalent. At almost any level of sports, whether it be high school football or the Olympics, steroid use is practiced world-wide at an increasing rate. Furthermore, despite the attempts to prevent the use of steroids by the NCAA, WADA, and any other association/organization that drug tests athletes, which cost more money every year due to the need to test more athletes
In recent years, the number of athletes caught using drugs has increased dramatically. Not only are they using anabolic steroids to become stronger, they are also using narcotics and other illegal drugs. Several big stars have failed drug tests, including baseball greats Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi and cyclist Floyd Landis, the now-stripped winner of the 2006 Tour de France. Even though some athletes are not using performance-enhancing drugs, the fact that they are using drugs at all is a bigger problem. Whether in high school or the major league, an athlete represents his or her sport and consequently is responsible for upholding its prestige.
Did you know athletes at the collegiate level are required to pull their pants down in front of the nurse to prove the urine sample is their own! Not only is that morally wrong, but could stir up legal drama and end in a lawsuit and the end of their athletic career. Likewise, money always seems to be an issue in our time, but $15 million dollars is being spent on these drug tests when most are lied about to be thrown away. Marijuana and tobacco is the most positive drug in teenage drug tests. Nurse Jennifer Hanson was questioned about this and replied “yes, many are positive for these drugs and when a majority of them are told their results the automatic answer is ‘I was in the car with someone smoking’ and the head nurse tells them they’re fine to go.” If the head nurses doing these tests let these lying kids go, is there a point?
Ashley Odom SPCM 1015 Title Our youth on drugs * Specific purpose to educate and inform the audience on how drugs are ruining America’s youth. * Central Idea: we need to take a stand in America against drug use in our youths. * Introduction every year more teens die of overdose in America than motor vehicle accidents * Revel topic I am here today to talk to you today about the alarming number of teens in America on drugs. * Credibility statement I have done drastic amounts of research on this topic and feel that the information I have gathered is not only credible but it is also information that everyone should be aware of. * Relevancy Statement we all have youths in our lives who may be facing secrete