Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Although if you actually run the correlations you will see scoring was already dropping while steroid usage was still increasing. Then you will see that scoring continued to drop at the same pace even after steroid testing began and usage rates plummeted. You should have seen a rapid drop in scoring if steroids had been strongly boosting scoring as you believe. The stats clearly show that steroid usage and scoring DO NOT correlate well at all.
There were plenty of other things that were going on in baseball over those years that more accurately describe the reasons for the increase then decrease in scoring rates. I listed them all a few times in Redszone threads a few times in the past.
I'm not as concerned about overall league scoring than I am Mac, Sosa, and Bonds blowing Maris out of the water. However short-sighted I might be for thinking so, do you believe their home run totals would have been the same if they had not juiced?