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.
Are we also to believe that Bud Selig and many-many other basbeall executives had no idea that PEDs were huge in MLB? Or perhaps that all of these experts were not given hush money? This is a sport that generates lots-n-lots of revenue. I was duped into believing that two "ASSUMED" PED users were chasing Maris fairly. Why should I believe anyone that speaks relative to PEDS that might be bought? That could mean anyone. The stats speak volumes to me. And the sudden drop in those stats once the story "got out" speaks volumes to me. So do the clinics that have many athletes on their clientele list (HUGE reason).
I am supposed to believe Baseball Prospectus (love their site of course) who depends on the game being popular for their success? Dr. Adair might have a fleet of Lamborghinis that he received from "consultant fees".
Hard to believe that millions of dollars are being spent, career reputations are risked and 1/3 season suspensions all for some sort of snake oil.
Just like the recreational drug failures in major sports (lack thereof). I have said it before... what if MLB gives athletes 90-day notification before their tests? Hudson (RIP) and Lincecum come to mind off the top of my head. Never failed a test, but both had it on them. Conspiracy? Please. I have been around the block enough times to know that a lot of young men are hitting the pipe. But not too many failures? Hmmm. I do not believe anything I am told these days. And MLB has caused that.
Perhaps if I had enough money... you might change sides and stand next to me.