Steroids in Baseball


Victor Conte Says Half of Baseball Using Anabolic Steroids

Victor Conte, the infamous founder of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO), continues to stay in the news with his estimates of steroid use in Major League Baseball (MLB). Conte recently told USA Today that as many as fifty percent of MLB players are using the anabolic steroid testosterone. Of course, such widespread use of steroid would blow the lid off any conjecture that baseball’s “steroid era” ever ended. [Read more…]


ESPN’s Skip Bayless Accuses Derek Jeter of Using Steroids

Skip Bayless believes that New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter is using anabolic steroids or human growth hormone. Bayless’ comments were broadcasted on the ESPN2 talk show “First Take” in a debate with his co-host Stephen A. Smith last week. Making unsupported steroid accusations against athletes who perform well has unfortunately become a popular past-time for sports commentators. [Read more…]


San Francisco Giants Baseball Player Creates Fake Website to Explain Steroid Positive

Melky Cabrera, the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, was caught using the anabolic steroid testosterone. But he was still desperate to escape a 50-game suspension as a result of his first violation of the MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program steroid testing program. After all, he was in the midst of a break out year with the San Francisco Giants. And his team was depending on him. So he created an elaborate hoax to explain the positive steroid test result. [Read more…]


Bartolo Colon Suspended for Steroids and Linked to Steroid Dealer

Bartolo Colon, currently a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, was suspended after testing positive for the anabolic steroid testosterone. He was suspended for fifty games for violating the MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program steroid testing program. One sportswriter has suggested that Colon may have a long history of steroid use. [Read more…]


Baseball Hall of Fame Makes Its Anti-Steroid Position Official

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown has made its anti-steroid position official. It has launched an anti-steroid education exhibit called the “Be A Superior Example” (BASE) Program this month. Nonetheless, a Hall spokesperson claims that the Hall will remain neutral when it comes to honoring baseball players who have used anabolic steroids. [Read more…]


Melk-Maids Disappointed Over Steroid Positive for Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera, a 27-year old Major League Baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, tested positive for the use of the anabolic steroid testosterone. Testosterone is the primary androgen produced by the human body. Cabrera was suspended for fifty games as a result of his first violation of the MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program steroid testing program. [Read more…]


Baseball Hall of Fame Loses Credibility If Steroid Users Not Included

Rafael Palmeiro thinks that the Baseball Hall of Fame loses credibility if it fails to include two baseball players linked to anabolic steroids. Palmeiro would consider it a great honor if he were elected to the Hall of Fame but he has accepted that he will likely never be inducted into Cooperstown because of his positive steroid test for Winstrol. But he thinks that two players, who were also linked to steroids, played on an entirely different level than he did. And they should be inducted, steroids or not. [Read more…]


Rafael “I Have Never Used Steroids” Palmeiro Inducted Into the Hall of Fame

Former Major League Baseball player Rafael Palmeiro was inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 27, 2012 – in Mississippi. He was one of six former sports stars added to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and perhaps not only the most famous but also the infamous due to his steroid links. [Read more…]


Baseball Players Who Use Steroids Are Not Cheaters Says Dan Serafini

Dan Serafini, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, doesn’t believe that baseball players who use anabolic steroids or human growth hormone (hGH) are cheating other players or cheating the game. In an interview with Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated, Serafini doesn’t see anything wrong with steroid use in baseball. [Read more…]


Skinny Barry Bonds Leads to More Steroid Suspicions

An athlete who carries significant muscle mass or has recently gained considerable weight is frequently accused of using anabolic steroids. When Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire bulked up in the years prior to their assault of the single-season homerun record, speculation was rampant that steroids were responsible for the changes in their physiques. So now that Barry Bonds is apparently “skinny” again, the steroid witch-hunters have jumped on the weight loss as further “proof” that Bonds used steroids. [Read more…]