Juice: The Real Story of Baseball's Drug Problems / Edition 1

Juice: The Real Story of Baseball's Drug Problems / Edition 1

by Will Carroll
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566637201

ISBN-13: 9781566637206

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher

"Steroids are ruining the game of baseball. It has faced no more serious threat since gamblers gained control of the World Series in 1919." Or are we overreacting? The problem of steroids, recreational drugs, and other performance enhancers is one of the fundamental issues facing not only baseball but all of sports and society. With pundits pointing fingers and former…  See more details below

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"Steroids are ruining the game of baseball. It has faced no more serious threat since gamblers gained control of the World Series in 1919." Or are we overreacting? The problem of steroids, recreational drugs, and other performance enhancers is one of the fundamental issues facing not only baseball but all of sports and society. With pundits pointing fingers and former players naming names, a drug-induced McCarthyism is tarring some of the greatest players ever to take the field. In The Juice, Will Carroll, an acknowledged authority on baseball conditioning and injuries, calls for a scientific, reasoned approach to the steroids problem. He first explains the science of steroids and other drugs, describes how athletes are tested, considers the scientific evidence of effects and side effects, and, most important, analyzes whether and how these drugs impact the game. He explores the grey area of legal supplements, covers the BALCO story, and speculates on the next generation of performance enhancers. And he profiles the motivations and experiences of professional players, student athletes, and baseball trainers. Carroll has interviewed hundreds of players, executives, owners, and experts. His information from players who have used steroids will surprise everyone with the reasons why players cheat. His exclusive conversation with the creator of some of baseball's most abused substances will make The Juice the season's most widely discussed baseball book. For readers who want to understand why baseball has a drug problem, how the drugs work, and how they have affected the game, Carroll provides the answers. They are surprising—and should lead to new and better questions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566637206
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
924,488
Product dimensions:
5.33(w) x 8.89(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Defining the issue9
2Profile : the player16
3A brief history of performance-enhancing drugs29
4How steroids work, and what they do to the body47
5The original juice : amphetamines and uppers73
6Supplements, a grey area80
7Profile : the tester96
8A comparison : football's steroids policy107
9Pre-trial commotion : the legal issues of steroids and sports116
10Profile : the student138
11On the horizon : genetic performance enhancement146
12Profile : the creator159
13Those in favor raise their hands176
14Do steroids rewrite the record books?201

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