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Thursday, February 26, 2004

How Will Steroid Scandal Affect Baseball? Baseball stars have for the most part been mum about the latest indictments and allegations of steroid use. However, as Tom Verducci notes, a number of players may report to camp noticeably underweight and looking thinner. At least one player, Rockies pitcher Denny Neagle, has noticed a difference in some of the top players. However, David Pinto over at Baseball Musings thinks this is a non-story, as players don't need steroids to maintain muscle mass (or at least for there to be a noticeable difference).

However, as the season progresses, it will be interesting to see whether more frequent drug testing or increased public scrutiny will affect player performances. If the highest home run total this year is 40, who will not question the impact that steroids has on the game of baseball?


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