The most memorable times in baseball, the most illusive records, and the most dominating player. Would we be mentioning these things in our era if there was no steroids/performance enhancing drugs? In the year 2000 Barry Bonds joined a nutrition company called BALCO, who is under investigation for dissemination of steriods. Ever since then he gained 20 pounds of muscle and his home runs jumped from 46 to 73. He has also earned the MVP award every year since then. Before the year 2000 Barry Bonds has never hit a homer over 450 ft. He has now done that over 21 times.
As you know Mark and Sammy's performances in 1998 was considered a baseball's revival. At the decline of baseballs attendance, millions of fans tuned in to watch them battle it out for the title of home run leader in a single season, a record that has been there for over 30 years. Now in 2004 millions of fans tune in to see Barry go for 700 and in the near future we will be tuning in to see him go for 755 to beat Hank Aaron for all time home run leader. Would this be possible if there were no performance enhancing drugs? That is my question to you, are these drugs good or bad for baseball?