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Steroids in baseball

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/1/2012 Category: Sports
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I believe the use of steroids in MLB should be allowed. Steroid use has been a part of American baseball for decades and has saved the game of baseball, allowing the sport to continue to grow and remain competitive while allowing the players to reach their maximum potential.

If you oppose the use of steroids in baseball, are you aware of the benefits steroids induce?


Hopefully this will be a fun debate :)~!


I assume that the first round is acceptance?
Debate Round No. 1


sokur3 forfeited this round.


Hmm. A forfeit. I'll wait another round before posting my arguments. =/
Debate Round No. 2


sokur3 forfeited this round.


My opponent has made no arguments....

C1: Useless
Steriods do nothing to help you play baseball.

Hitting a Ball - Steriods only helps to increase your size/bulk. When battting, hand/eye coordination is far more important[1]. If anything, steriods will only slow down arm movement[1], making it harder to hit a ball going at ~90Mph.

Not to mention, research has shown that PED's or preformance-enhancing drugs do not add any such boost to baseball players [2].

Most of the energy that is transferred to the bat is generated largely by the large muscles of the thighs and torso [2]. Steroids mostly affect upper-body strength [2].

Pitching a ball - Studies found that steroids actually do not help pitching [3].

C2: Unpopular
Furthermore, steroids are ultimately resulting in unhappiness among fans [4]. What would you do if the person you look up to did something illegal and unethical? If anything, steroids contribute to less and less interest in baseball, in all, diminishing the game.

C3: Health Risks
PED's have many risks that can affect a person's health. There are cardiovascular damages whereas baseball players might be negatively impacted [2]. Furthermore, liver toxicty will increase, damaging an important organ [2]. Finally, there are muscoskeletar problems in which people may experiance [2].



Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by flam21 6 years ago
Hm... i was interested in seeing how this would turn out and then she forfeits ...
Posted by vmpire321 6 years ago
A forfeit is imminent.
Posted by vmpire321 6 years ago
idk about that. Most of the time I procrastinate too. :/
Posted by 16kadams 6 years ago
she's gonna FF
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Reasons for voting decision: You barely have to look over this debate to at least give con a 6-0 vote. Enjoy con!