Originally Posted by westofyou
I can attest that focus doesn't vanish when one takes speed, as for numbers the rise of speed in the game coincided with the Mantle, Aaron, Mays era, incredible seasons of 300 ip by numerous guys.
Lots if strange stuff going on in that era
Like every other era too
Amphetamines effect everyone differently. Most players currently are taking drugs that are used for ADHD. If most children without ADHD take these drugs, they become super hyper and lose focus in their studies. The exact opposite happens to those that take the drugs and do have ADHD.
Again, there are plenty of studies on the use of amphetamines and its effects on those who use them. I personally don't know of any on the effect it has on baseball players. I'm not saying they don't effect baseball performance, just that there is no evidence that they do.