Matt Welch of the Reason steroids in baseball that critically examines assumptions, particularly those in the Mitchell Report, about steroids and performance-enhancing drugs as they related to Major League Baseball. Eric Walker’s stated goal behind the :tells us about a new
The purpose of these pages is to methodically dissect those claims and assumptions and compare each with what is actually known about it.
He analyzes several steroid assertions and supports each analysis with several scholarly and scientific citations. Some of his conclusions:
- : “No evidence” that steroids have affected home-run hitting.
- anabolic steroids have been “grossly exaggerated.” : The side effects of
- : Adolescents who self-identify with a role model are no more likely to use drugs than those without a role model.
- : Teenagers, overwhelming male, who self-identify with a sports role model are slightly less likely to use drugs.