In recent history American culture has become more and more dominated by sports. Out of all of these sports baseball is considered to be America¡¦s pastime. Over the last couple years America¡¦s pastime has come under scrutiny about some of its players using anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said, ¡§... hopefully we can figure out ways to solve this problem. It needs to be solved. There is no one I¡¦ve talked to who can say it is not a problem. Now the question is, What can we do about it?¡¨ (41). The commissioner is absolutely correct in saying that the steroids issue is a problem. Without a doubt the steroid issue is bringing the integrity of the game into question.
This steroid problem reaches farther than one might think. ¡§This issue was drawing so much interest President Bush mentioned it in last year¡¦s State of the Union address¡¨ (Random and off season). If the President of the United States feels that this is a big enough problem to mention in his State of the Union address, then this problem effects all Americans. Another way it effects all Americans is that US tax dollars are being used by the federal government to investigate the players who have been accused of using anabolic steroids. Finally, the steroid problem effects anyone who is a sports fan because these are the sports stars of our generation. If all of their accomplishments are negated by steroids, then we will have no one to represent our generation.
I have been watching sports, including baseball, for almost my entire eighteen years of living. When I was little I played baseball and wanted to grow up and be just like the players I saw on the television. I also collected hundreds of baseball cards all through my childhood. Through all of this I have become very knowledgeable on the game of baseball. To see steroids challenge... [continues]
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