The smell of the green grass in the mid-summer evening, the smiling faces of forty
thousand people on a Saturday afternoon. These are the things that I grew up with, things my
Father grew up with and his father and his father. I am talking about professional baseball, I am
talking about the great American pastime that once brought so much pride to families all over
the world. If the legends of yesterday could see what was going on today, they would be very
ashamed of the name that the so called athletes of today are giving this sport. There is a major
problem going on in our era, the use of illegal steroids has severely tampered with the
once historic image of this beloved game.
Drug Enhancers among athletes has become very common in this day and age. There are
many people to blame for this. Not only should the athletes themselves who are taking the
steroids, but also the personal trainers, team trainers, and manufacturers of the drug be held
responsible for these actions.
Barry Bonds, considered by some the greatest baseball player of
all time, by others, a coward. Barry Bonds is now second all time on the home runs list, trailing
only Hank Aaron, but it has been proven that he has knowingly and willingly used the illegal
substances that enhance his playing abilities. Balco, which is the company that supplied the
drugs to Barry is also undergoing federal indictments on illegal steroid charges. The head of
Balco, Victor Conte is serving time right now for illegal steroid charges.
The image that once flocked this sport was one that was like no other. The game of
baseball was cherished in many hearts as one of the truly wholesome things in this world. One
of the most...