Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Here is a website detailing the new heavily juiced baseballs that were introduced in mid-1993.
It is written by Eric Walker, the former Oakland Athletics' statistical consultant who taught Billy Beane about sabremetrics. He has been saying for years that the juiced baseballs were the primary reason scoring and home run hitting increased so dramatically in the mid-1990's. According to his research it was the baseballs, not steroids.
There are several reasons other than steroids that account for the increased offense of the supposed "steroid era", but the alleged effects of steroids are so ingrained in people's minds that most folks will never consider alternative explanations. If you even mention the idea most people flip their lids in comical fashion. Its always fun.
Yes, we're all unthinking dupes that do not accept what you do.