About steroids and professional sports…

It is no surprise to me to hear that the Texas Rangers struggled with steroid abuse. Individual players racked up killer numbers, but the team never came together to achieve a victory.

Baseball is a team sport, and requires working together every day to master drills and practice defensive plays and work together to improve batting and pitching and all the tiny little details that separate pros from everyone else.

Steroids give an individual player a boost in their stats. They hit more home runs. They run faster. They throw harder.

They get a bump in their testosterone levels that makes that individual harder to work with day in, day out.

Team sports don’t need individual stars. They need a team that plays to its strengths and compensates for individual weaknesses.

Players juiced themselves to boost stats and improve their income-level. They did this, knowing it would destroy their long-term health for short-term gains.

They did this, and diminished their ability to play as a team of players, instead of individuals chasing stats and paychecks.

Why would you play the game if you aren’t trying to win the World Series? How can you not see the ‘roid rage tendencies diminishing your ability to get to the World Series?

Jocks can be so dense sometimes.

I want to write a story about symphony orchestra players “juicing” themselves to improve their performance with mind-roids…

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2 thoughts on “About steroids and professional sports…

  1. Most ballplayers today are taking homeopathic hgh oral spray because it’s safe, undetectable, and legal for over the counter sales. As time goes on it seems it might be considered as benign a performance enhancer as coffee, aspirin, red bull, chewing tobacco, and bubble gum.

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