time for what, Ryan Braun used roids, his power went down.
WTF does it do then?
What is interesting to me is that in 2013 now you are still thinking the way you do. I don't need to re-hash here the "benefits" of PEDs because others in here have already done so. And you are not going to change your stance because a class or two you took in college has swayed your opinion on the matter.
So for the sake of argument let's pretend I don't know anything, you don't know anything, and no one here knows anything. None of us has any clue.
Here then is what is left:
1. Players of all skill levels for over a decade and counting are sprinting to find underground clinics and distributors to provide them PEDs and the proper information on how to cycle.
2. Players are doing this knowing the risk of what getting caught does to their careers, regardless of if the drug "works" for them. One failed test and your rep is tarnished basically until the day you die.
3. Players who have already been caught by MLB, and had their reputations tarnished in the media while then fighting to regain their reputation......are still later searching for distributors and continuing to use.
4. Caught players are then lying to everyone about what they are doing. To friends, teammates, media, and even under oath. They lie until the cows come home.
All of this is happening for experiences that have minimal benefits for a major league baseball player? That's one hell of a process for something that you say is more similar to chewing a stick of caffeinated gum than it is to juicing your way to the top.
Do you know what the overall
affect does for a good player involved in the whole process of top-form PED use? A process that involves drugs, doctors, labs, monitoring, logging, and training?
- It allows Barry Bonds from the ages of 36-40 to four times in a row lead MLB in OBP, SLG, OPS, OPS+ and WAR....and win 4-straight MVP awards.
- It allows a 34 year old Mark McGwire to hit 70 HR and a 35-year old Mark McGwire to hit 65 HR when the previous MLB high for HRs at age 35 or higher was Babe Ruth with 49 in 1930.
- It allows Luis Gonzalez in 2001 to go: 57 HR, 142 RBI, 128 R, .325 BA, .688 SLG, 1.117 OPS and 419 TB....and not be the MLB leader in a single one of those categories.
- It allows a 41-year old Roger Clemens to go 18-4 with a 2.98 ERA and lead MLB in fewest hits per nine innings and win the Cy Young.
- It allows a 42-year old Roger Clemens to follow that season up leading the MLB with a 1.87 ERA and leading the MLB in WHIP and WAR.