Sports and my thoughts

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Sports: What and who wasn't juiced in the 90's?

Not only was everyone in baseball juicing, now they are saying the baseballs were juiced during the 1998 season.
A company that uses computer imaging claims baseballs had a larger rubberized core and a synthetic rubber ring in 1998, including the ball Mark McGwire hit for his 70th homer.

Universal Medical Systems Inc. said Wednesday that with the assistance of Drs. Avrami S. Grader and Dr. Philip M. Halleck from The Center for Quantitative Imaging at Penn State, it took images of 1998 baseballs.

"Examining the CT images of Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball one can clearly see the synthetic ring around the core - or 'pill' - of the baseball," UMS president David Zavagno said. "While Mark McGwire may or may not have used illegal steroids, the evidence shows his ball - under the governing body of the league - was juiced."

The record books just didn't stand a chance in the 90's did they?

I am sick of hearing about the juicing of the 90's though. I really am. I just don't care anymore. All I care about is what they are doing to fix the problem and I think baseball has done a good job trying to fix steroid abuse.


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