Posted by cmill21
Still don't know why anyone cares. Doesn't help you hit a 100mph slider. Is it really cheating if everyone does it? Also aren't you guys pissed that your paying for all of these guys to sit and be asked questions by a panel of old men? If the Canadian gov't spent time on something like this I would be pissed! Free Barry!
I agree to a point. I dont know much about the PED's and I dont know how long they have been around, but if they had been around in the 30's and 40's and such and available im sure they would have been used as well. Players in the 60's and 70's took speed, greenies and such.
The game has evolved so much in the past 30 years with different things such as. First, pitchers throw harder, allowing for more distance when players make contact. Second, fields are smaller, allowing for more homeruns. Third, because of expansion, the pitching is extremely watered down and allows for good players to pad their stats against weaker competition. Fourth, bats design is 100% different than just 30 years ago. They are lighter, harder, and much easier to whip through the zone. Fifth, the balls are wound tighter, allowing them to travel further. Sixth, players make more money, they don't need offseason jobs, concentrate more on physical conditioning and honing their swings, and they players have better mechanics than 30-40 years ago. Seventh, video tape/DVD/Computer technology allow players to view instant pitch charts, instant swing analysis, etc,etc, etc.