Without Steroid, Baseball Ponders Ways to Boost Offense

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    Apr 03, 2015 1:52 AM GMT
    NYT: The numbers are staggering. Last season, major league teams scored roughly 5,000 fewer runs, and hit roughly 1,500 fewer homers, than they did in 2000 — statistically, the height of the steroid era. The average team scored 4.07 runs per game last season, down from 5.14 runs per game in 2000. And pitchers pumped in about 6,000 more strikeouts last season than they did in 2000.

    The areas of emphasis are changing, but teams, of course, will always seek ways to gain an edge. Players will, too, but the drug culture that once led to an offensive boom is mostly gone. Thousands of runs and homers have gone with it, but baseball — for now — can live with that.

    “You have to get rid of performance-enhancing drugs, because they are a threat to the integrity of the game,” Manfred said. “And whatever the game looks like with players playing clean is what the game looks like.”


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    Apr 04, 2015 10:51 PM GMT
    I TOTALLY BELIEVE they will never use Steroids or any performance enhancing drugs now.

    I am hungry, let me ride my unicorn to the mart.