Commonly known as juice, roids, and gym candy, anabolic steroids or PEDs (performance enhancing drugs) are illegally used for unfair advantages by many players in Major League Baseball. Since the 1930’s, steroids have been available for use. Anabolic steroids are a synthetic type of male hormone, testosterone, that are used in combination with a workout. Also similar to steroids are human growth hormones commonly known as HGH. Both anabolic steroids and HGH help contribute to endurance during a hard workout, greater muscle mass and strength, and quicker recovery.
Baseball is America’s pastime. The game that once was based on honesty and good character changed to a game of lying and chemistry during the 1990’s. The 1990’s and the early 2000’s was a time in baseball full of monstrous home runs, exhilarating RBI’s, and steroids. During this time, the players loved and idolized the most like Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa were also the ones destroying the great game of baseball. There are numerous big time players that used steroids in the 90’s like Gary Sheffield, Jose Canseco, and Jason Giambi, who also aided to the destruction of the game America so dearly loves. Steroid use puts the honest and hardworking players on the back burner. Many outstanding players of this time period will be left off the Hall of Fame despite their solid careers, they were simply overlooked by the record breaking home runs and padded stats of the steroid era. The use of steroids in baseball is cheating. Plain and simple.
The Athletes that use performance enhancing drugs PEDs in sports has sparked serious ethical debate.
To start off steroids and performance drugs should not be used by athletes because it can destroy your body and cause major health problems. “Despite well-documented evidence that steroid abuse is dangerous, athletes are willing to risk their bodies, and perhaps their lives, for a competitive edge”(Steroids: An Overview). Like I said athletes want to do these drugs so they can get to the top of there game and so the fans will stayed hooked to them but this will lead to health issues like death and other problems(Steroids: An Overview). “The International Olympic Committee banned doping in 1967, following cyclist Tommy Simpson 's death in the Tour de France”(Porterfield, 17). So yes doping in sports can
Athletes should be allowed to use steroids in sports, legally. Performance enhancing drug use is increasing muscle strength, body size, and the healing rate. It allows fans to see the maximum potential of the athletes. However (transitions) it is not fair to the athletes that don 't use steroids.
If athletes take steroids then your team and yourself can be eliminated from the event if caught taking steroids because it gives unfairness to other players and teams. Many teams and players have bein eliminated from special sports events such as Russia, Usa and Many more teams have been banned from the olympics, also many players like a canadian runner named johnsen ran 100m in 9.79 seconds but later striped from his gold medal after testing positive after and anabolic test. Another scenario is when one russian swimmer was tested positive after an anabolic test and his whole team of 100 swimmers were also banned from the summer olympics of 2016. One player can affect a whole team because that is punishments for taking steroids to improve your game. Manny athletes hate versing athletes that dope in sports that 's why there is punishments for doping in
Drug abuse is nothing to look lightly on. Drugs tear down an athlete’s body, or anyone that is abusing the drug. The liver is a vital organ, which means no one can live without it. Drugs will make an abuser over work this organ and kill it and that person. Steroids give results right way that are good signs, but that athlete or human is killing things inside them that really matter. Many players have been caught using these drugs. Stats from the greats have proven that the performance-enhancers have really stepped up the game in a player. Great players that did not start their career out so great, ended in with great stats. Some players picked the wrong path by getting into drugs, like steroids. Players need to do everything naturally, and work hard to be at the top of their game. Players are taking the easy and fast way of getting to the top by using drug, but it is the wrong way. Athletes need to prove to their selves that working naturally can work if they dedicate themselves to it. Drug abuse is a serious matter and can destroy a human’s body, so as athletes or people that can help someone struggling need to take a stand against the use of
Steroids should only be used for medical reasons and not for better performance. I cannot seem to understand why athletes would take any kind of drug without medical advice or take any drug with so many hazardous side effects. There are reasons why people do what they do, but after researching performance enhancing drugs, I would not think of any reason to use such a drug with so many ill side effects. In my opinion, if you do not have the natural ability and have to rely on a performance-enhancing type of drug, you should not be playing. Drug testing would be the best idea, but it is still not 100% on results quite yet. Hopefully soon they will get drug test that will be able to pick up all types of performance-enhancing drugs. Steroids will continue to be a big issue in the sports industry. These types of drugs should not be allowed because it gives the player a greater advantage over other players who are playing with their natural ability. Many players will take steroids to help them play better. This issue could be solved if steroids were not so easy to get ahold of. As a final point, steroids will continue to be an issue in baseball until someone decides to step up and stop
For years, the use of performance-enhancing drugs has haunted all levels of sport, baseball taking the majority of the publicity. Many have lost sight of the fact that baseball players are not the only athletes that face this life threatening addiction. Due to the amount of padding they have to wear, football players can easily disguise their size therefore keeping them from receiving scrutiny from the public. This has allowed more and more players to look to PEDs in order to gain an edge over their opponents. The issue spans to not only the professional level, but the high school and collegiate divisions as well. Because the National Football League sits on a higher platform, they bring in an exceptional amount of money compared to that
Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) have been used in sports for many years. The common term for it is doping. It is one of the most important issues among professional athletes today. Doping should not be allowed in professional sports. The use of performance-enhancing drugs creates a disadvantage for the athletes that don't use PEDs since they will not perform as well as the athletes that used the drugs during the game or competition. Also, when drugs are used it takes the human effort away from sports where athletes have trained hard.
It is unfair to to competing athletes that do not use PED’s and it is destructive to the the history of records and awards. Steroids being used by our role models and awe inspiring athletes, creates a falseness to the sports field as a whole. It disrupts the trust in all professional athletes. From a very young age, we are taught that cheating is wrong. As young children, we would not dare cheat because of the consequences. However, in this day and age, athlete seek greatness by using performance enhancing drugs, yet it only destroys the authentic feel to the sports we love and
Steroids are considered a drug. With any drugs, there are harms that it can do to the body. According to Daniel DeNoon, steroids can; make men develop breast, get painful erections, shrinkage of testicals, and become fertile. In the article “Steroids And Their Harmful Side Effects” states that steroids can make a person have mood swings, paranoia, high levels of anxiety, make females have a deeper voice, cataracts or glaucoma to the eye. It can also make male and female users become bald, high level of cholesterol, blood clot in the veins disrupting the blood flow to the heart causing a heart attack. Steroids can make the biggest organ in our body, the liver, not to get rid of any harmful and waste products. Lastly, steroids can cause skin breakouts, oily skin, red blotchy skin on face and back.
I found more research on Chittom, Lynn-nore and Ann Griswold. "Counterpoint: Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Banned." Points of View: Steroids,. This tells me why we should ban steroid use to people who are misusing them. The research also tells me that athletes are misusing steroids and that they should be banned. The reason why is too many athletes are getting arrested and dying from using too much steroids. I think they should get banned and the athletes should perform to their natural ability. I also think that the athletes would perform better without use of steroids. So therefore the research and I think that performance enhancing drugs and steroids should be banned.
Ultimately, steroid has had a negative effect on every aspect of the game. From the players, to the fans, and to the sport. Steroids have negative effects on the total outlook of baseball which could lead to spectators to not buy tickets to games. Baseball needs to be cleaned up so players are using natural talent they build up through practice and hard work. Steroids can cause the sport of baseball to go downhill,
History shows that steroids due produce extraordinary results when used in the major league baseball. Players such as Barry Bonds the man who holds the record for the most home runs ever hit in a career used steroids, and Mark McGuire who holds the record for most home runs hit