Summary Of Let Steroids Into The Hall Of Fame

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In an article written by Zae Chafets entitled “Let Steroids Into The Hall of Fame”, he argued that if baseball players take steroids, then they shouldn’t be allowed to be into the Hall of Fame. I disagree with Chafets because players doing drugs is underhanded and not good. There are three reasons I disagree with the author, one of them is that steroids give an unfair advantage to many other players who are not using steroids. A second reason is that change is not always good. Thirdly is that sports are meant to build character and fair play, not to exchange cheating our way through games. Chafets seems to argue that just because something was done a certain way in the past, it makes sense to do it in the future. We should learn from past mistakes …show more content…

calmed his nerves with federally banned alcohol.” Anyone would realize that just because someone did something stupid, like take harmful drugs, in the past does not make it a good idea in the future. We should not imitate the bad choices of the past, we should ban those choices so we are not foolish enough to repeat them. This is especially not beneficial to the players, the fans and especially the children who are …show more content…

Taking steroids is a form of cheating because of the fact that you are not performing your best effort. Because steroids enable heavy lifting, tendon tears and osteoarthritis are common ailments. Many athletes say, "It hurts only me, so why does society care?" Society cares because steroid use is a form of cheating. Since steroids work so well, they create an unfair advantage for those who take them, and this breaks the social contract athletes have implicitly agreed to: We are going to have a fair contest. There are things we can and cannot do. Even if there were a safe performance-enhancing substance, if it weren't available to everybody, using it would still be cheating. Unfortunately, steroids are still ubiquitous, and one of the problems is that we let people use them. Furthermore the fact that steroids have been around since the late 1980s, there is a very little chance of things changing to where athletes don’t do steroids

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