by Tim Moore
Steroids; It is a big topic in today’s mainstream media, and you already know that… in fact that might just be the root of the problem.
Here is my sad, sad opinion: We need to get things straight in the MLB, either make a complete one-and-done ban on steroids, or just give everyone syringe and let them have a field day.
If the players know that they could come back after 10 games for a first offense, I can see in the near future, just about everyone, excluding pitchers, having at least one offense.
The ONLY way the MLB is going to completely get rid of steroids, if they implement a one-and-done policy. One offense and you are forever banned from the game of baseball.
Major League puts on a mask when it comes to this topic. They want to get rid of steroids, but at the same time, they know that the most exciting, and money-making players were/are on steroids during their time of grandeur.
I think that if players are going to use steroids, they shouldn’t make their transition season so obvious. Look at these stats:
1995 145 H – 16 HR
1996 172 H – 50 HR
1997 170 H – 18 HR
Hmm… 1996, steroids? I think so.
1997 91H – 23HR
1998 138H – 46HR
2000 147H – 49HR
2001 156H – 71HR