Steroids in Baseball


Barry Larkin Doesn’t Support Steroid Users in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Barry Larkin, the former short stop for the Cincinnati Red from 1996 to 2004, was among the top players of his era. Larkin’s era happened to coincide with the so-called ‘steroid era’ in Major League Baseball (MLB). [Read more…]


Mark McGwire Thinks Steroids Made Him a Better Person

Mark McGwire previously admitted using anabolic steroids a few years ago. The admission was widely considered a precondition for his return to baseball as a batting coach. During a recent appearance on the Dan Patrick Radio Show, McGwire acknowledged that the decision to use steroids as a mistake. But at the same time, McGwire believed steroids made him a better person. [Read more…]


Alex Rodriguez Injury Blamed on Steroids

The issue of anabolic steroids came up shortly after the New York Yankees announced that third baseman Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez was having surgery to repair an injured hip. Some sports writers were compelled to search for a link between steroids and the type of injury sustained by Rodriguez. Even in the absence of any link, a couple of newspapers ran sensationalistic stories blaming the injury on steroids. [Read more…]


Former Junior College Baseball Player Pleads Guilty to Selling Testosterone Propionate

William Robert “Bill Bob” Ward pleaded guilty to three felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance (anabolic steroids) on November 19, 2012. Ward was a third-baseman for the College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles. Ward admitted selling steroids on three occasions in the plea agreement. [Read more…]


Using Steroids Pays in Major League Baseball, Just Ask Melky Cabrera

Boys and girls, it pays to use anabolic steroids in Major League Baseball (MLB). It doesn’t matter if you get caught. It doesn’t matter if attempt to coverup your steroid use by fraudulent means. Melky Cabrera’s $16 million payday is proof that the ends justify the means when it comes to high-level performance. [Read more…]


Mark McGwire Overcomes Steroid Past with New Job as Los Angeles Dodgers Hitting Coach

Mark McGwire has agreed to be the new hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers next season after spending two seasons coaching with the Saint Louis Cardinals organization. The question of his steroid use still comes up even though it’s been over a decade since he dabbled with steroids as a Major League Baseball player. But it seems that McGwire has overcome the steroid stigma – at least when it comes to continued employment within the sport baseball. [Read more…]


Oakland Athletics Re-Sign Bartolo Colon After Steroid Positive

The Oakland Athletics re-signed pitcher Bartolo Colon to a one year contract worth $3-6 million. Colon failed the steroid test for testosterone in August 2012. He was suspended for fifty games under the rules of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment steroid testing program. [Read more…]


Baseball Player Says Super Agents Hooked Him Up With a Steroid Dealer

Paul Lo Duca, a former Major League Baseball player, has pointed the finger at his former agents for hooking him up with a steroid dealer. He reportedly told investigators that Seth and Sam Levinson introduced him to steroid dealer Kirk Radomski as a source for anabolic steroids, human growth hormone (hGH) and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Lo Duca was the only baseball player who testified that his super-agents were guilty of hooking him up with PEDs. [Read more…]


Sports Agency Linked to Baseball Steroid Dealer

Two major sports agents are under investigation after one of their clients tested positive for anabolic steroids. Melky Cabrera, a Major League Baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, was suspended for fifty games after testing positive for testosterone under the MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program steroid testing program. Cabrera brought unwanted attention to Sam and Seth Levinson, the sports agents who found ACES Inc., when he tried to blame his steroid positive on a fake supplement website that was set up by a “paid consultant” for ACES. ACES denied any involvement in the scheme but the damage was done; MLB and government agents began to scrutinize any links between the Levinson brothers and anabolic steroids. [Read more…]


Barry Bonds Supports Lance Armstrong During Steroid Witch-Hunt

Barry Bonds knows very well what it’s like to be targeted by the federal government in a witch-hunt. Federal investigators have spent millions of dollars targeting athletes suspected of using anabolic steroids. Bonds, along with Armstrong and Clemens, have been some of primary targets in the steroid witch-hunt. So, it came as no surprise when Bonds publicly expressed his full support of Lance Armstrong. [Read more…]