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Steroids in Baseball May 3, 2007

Posted by collage9 in Sports, sustainable development.

One organization, Major League Baseball, is in the midst of a crisis that is causing a lot of harm to their game.  As probably all of you know, we are in the middle of what is known as the “steroid era” of baseball.  This is obviously not a good image that the league currently has for itself.  A lot of people are questioning the integrity of the game and are very critical of the MLB.  Steroid cases are continually being heard in the courts and the problem has really gotten out of control.  The MLB let the problem get out of control in the first place (with lenient testing policies beginning in the 1990’s) and it is now their responsibility to fix it.  However, it is not something that seems like it will go away in the near future.  It is very interesting to me to watch how the league continues to handle the situation, as we all know they have many people who are very critical of their game right now.  How do you think they should handle the situation?  Should they be as cooperative as possible with the government and try and catch everyone who has taken steroids?  Should they be very active and harsh in distributing penalties?  Should there be asterisks placed in the record books for people who played during the steroid era?  Should the MLB try and downplay the situation and make it seem as if it’s being resolved?  The league has a very serious image problem right now and I am interested to see how they continue to handle the situation.