Then, looking to cash in, Canseco brought the entire baseball universe to its knees. He ratted everyone out and people called him a liar. Love him or hate him, Jose was the realest of them all. Everybody from the fans to the commissioner were guilty. The higher-ups allowed the steroid culture to exist for that green piece of paper and they'll be lying if they said different. Case in point: Major League Baseball began testing for steroids for the first time in 2003 under guidelines in which the results were to remain anonymous with no penalties imposed. What type of soft shit is that? If none of these players on this list are allowed in Cooperstown , neither should any of the managers or the execs that were associated with them, especially Bud Selig .
We can’t say for sure that steroids and other performance enhancers aren’t taking over the game again. What we can say is that the power boost we’re seeing now doesn’t resemble the power boost we witnessed in the steroid era. To believe that steroids are playing a major role in the current increase in power, we would have to believe nearly every player is benefiting from that and that the effect has happened nearly overnight after a decade of dormancy. PEDs certainly haven’t been eradicated, but there are far more plausible scenarios backed with a lot more evidence than suspecting that the increase in offense has due to do with chemical enhancements the players are making.