Originally Posted by dougdirt
A few bigger stadiums has opened up in the 2000's as well. Petco, Safeco, Busch, PNC Park, Target Field. That certainly adds a bit too it as well. Combine it with better pitching and teams being more defensive minded (leading to lesser hitting players) and we are seeing some of the ramifications. There are certainly some explanations for why offense is down and it isn't automatically "STEROIDS".
The error is starting the discussion with players like Sosa and McGwire and then moving towards trends across the entire league. Forget about the league, the stadiums and everything else. It isn't a coincidence that the guys breaking all the records have also been the same ones showing up in reports about using.