The other thing that strikes me about the discussion of “steroids” is that anything can get blamed on them. If a player gets hurt, he was on steroids; but if a player stays healthy, that could also be steroids. (The latter, contrary to popular opinion, is far more likely.) If a player has a big year, he was juicing; if he has a bad year, that means he stopped juicing. If a player’s career ends suddenly, it’s because he was taking steroids and his body fell apart, but if a player’s career lasts a long time, it’s because he was taking steroids to keep his body from falling apart. Hitters took over the game? It must have been steroids. I can guarantee you, if pitchers had taken over the game in the last twenty years, that would have been blamed on steroids, too.