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Media Impact of the Steroid Era in Baseball

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Hannah Cohen

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Transcript of Media Impact of the Steroid Era in Baseball

Hannah Cohen Media Impact on Steroids Human Growth Hormones Why are they used? To achieve power and strength The Fan's Opinions The Impact of Culture Joe Solberg and Richard Ringer blame the
Steroid Era on the Impact of Culture The Negative Image The media has made a negative impact on the game of baseball. Human Growth Hormones or HGH is the most common form of steroids used in baseball today. (MLB) They are very easy to get. They can be ordered on the Internet for a fairly low cost. They come in different forms as well. Pills Injections Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Human Growth Hormone (HGH): Does It Slow Aging?" Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 19 Feb. 2011. Web. 07 May 2013. Side Effects carpal tunnel syndrome
swelling in the arms and legs (from increased muscle gain)
joint pain
muscle pain
for men, the enlargement of breast tissue Young kids look up to the players who are
using the drugs. They become influenced to
use them too. The media only covers the players
who are doing the best and those players are sometimes the ones who are doing illegal substances. this directly relates to the impact on players. the main reason they feel the need to use performance-enhancing drugs is the pressure they receive from the media. “You’ve got guys in their late 30s… who are throwing the ball 96 to 99 (mph), and they never threw that hard in their lives. I’m sorry. That’s not evolution.” Kenny Rogers, Pitcher, Detroit Tigers Solberg, Joe, and Richard Ringer. "Performance-Enhancing Drug Use in Baseball: The Impact of Culture." Roultege (2007): 91-102. Print. “The first step in responding to this communication challenge [between players and the American public] is a concentrated effort to influence the media agenda by putting forth messages and policy proposals consistent with the views of most Americans.” In a poll conducted by Becker and Scheufele, it was determined that baseball fans care “a lot” whether or not “baseball players use performance-enhancing drugs”. Becker, Amy B., and Dietram A. Scheufele. "Public Perceptions of Steroid Use in Sport: Contextualizing Communication Efforts." International Journal of Sports Communicatio(2008): 444-57. Print. It has become a business rather than just something people love to play. Barry Bonds in 1986 Barry Bonds in 2008 A New Standard Laws and legislation implemented by the government regulates the legality of the drug. Major League Baseball is creating new rules regarding the use and possession of steroids. Baseball and other sports will be changed forever. Sommers, Paul M. The Changing Hitting Performance Profile in Major League Baseball, 1966-2006. Thesis. Middlebury College, 2007. N.p.: n.p., n.d. SPORTDiscus with Full Text. Web. 22 Apr. 2013. <http://cat2.middlebury.edu/econ/repec/mdl/ancoec/0715.pdf>. MLB and the use of Steroids
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