Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Actually the sport's pre-eminent authorities have all concluded that PEDs had negligible effects on the game. Baseball Prospectus is the foremost authority on the statistical evaluation of the sport and they have published numerous books and articles showing how and why scoring rose and then declined -- and they have said repeatedly that PEDs were a very small piece of the puzzle. The world's most well-respected sports physicist Dr. Robert Adair has also repeatedly explained that PEDs had very little or no impact on home run power in baseball. The experts are overwhelmingly on the record as stating that PEDs were not the reason scoring and home run power rose and then fell. So if you refuse to believe what the foremost experts have published then it is in fact you that resemble the Flat-Earthers and Creationists and Holocaust Deniers and Conspiracy Theorists.
While he does argue the effect is small, I cannot find anywhere where Dr. Adair has ever said, implied or argued that PEDs had "no impact" on home run power in baseball. He is reported as having said the added bulk from PEDs would cause 2-3 more home runs per year. To quote "There is no question the drug use helps..."
More importantly, Adair's study of physics was limited to effect of added bulk resulting from steroids. He did not study the effect of steroids on speeding up the healing process nor their ability to extend careers. See Rick's excellent post above concerning the effects of this change.