David Ortiz just got exposed. He was horrible to start the year, everyone wondered why, and now with the steroid allegations out, it really looks like his stats in previous years were juiced and it significantly affected his performance when he stopped
Basketball requires skill. Steroids can't help like they do in other sports. Right?|||What up Hoopdream,
i think it's tough because we're really limited on information. First there are so many types of steroids out there- and you still don't know who's telling the truth about knowing taking something and unknowingly taking it- we know that there are some who took banned substances which they didn't realize was in some other supplement they had taken (and we also are not naive enough to believe) that some who say that aren't lying.
But there has been no conculsive study which shows how the steroids effect that person. Perhaps it helped them to work out longer and that created more muscle (which we know in any sport is always a good thing - to be bigger and stronger).
I mean baseball still is a game with skill- you still have to hit the ball (the season is twice as long as basketball) and i just think it's tough to compare the same sports. The same skills in some cases are required but applied in different ways (ie: hand/eye coordination) to shoot a basketball but also to hit a fastball or curveball coming in over 90 mph.
Even though i love basketball infinitely more times than i love baseball - it's not fair to say that baseball does not require skill. Anyone who doesn't play professionally and has ever gone into a batting cage at the mini-golf course where the ball comes at you over 70 mph knows it isn't easy to hit that ball.
We also know how big in Sports a psychological edge is- maybe you get new basketball shoes and you start shooting well- you start thinking it's the shoes, etc. And perhaps with steroids- the confidence that they have this edge- changes the player's attitude and that can contribute to their success- and we know success breeds success. So it's really hard to draw a firm conclusion- but i would say both sports takes skills- and i'm glad that the NBA right now is not dealing with the same drug issues that the MLB and NFL are dealing with.
Nickster|||That's the point, baseball is so hard to play you need to juice in order to be a some what decent player. Besides that in The NBA there are teenagers already playing, In The MLB that is rare, you can spend your whole career in the minors and never even make it to The MLB proving how hard a sport it is to play. You need to know how to run, throw the ball, field, bat, bunt etc all which are not easy task to do. Furthermore in baseball if you fail 7 out of 10 you are still considered a good hitter, in no other sport can you fail 70% of the time and be considered good, that's a testement onto how hard it is.
To the guy below me you're the retard who impersonates Ask Mike ****|||Both sports are hard for different reasons.
The NBA only tests veterans once a year in training camp. A player would have to be a fool to get caught juicing. They have the rest of the season to take steroids without being tested. I think there are probably quite a few NBA players that have taken steroids. It would be naive to think otherwise. Matt Geiger was busted a few years back, and numerous international basketball players have been found guilty. Athletes at every level, in nearly every major sport have been found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs. Take a look around the NBA, and you see a lot of very muscular dudes. If a player can gain strength, speed, and endurance by taking steroids, what is there to stop them?|||Difficult to judge one over the other as harder. But If I were to play favorites, easily Basketball.
Basketball/Football, and some Baseball were my 3 major sports.
But when Roger Clemens got crakced and since Ive met him face to face. Been to his House (as a Chauefeuer). Drove his wife. His Son to Senior Dances when he was at Katy High School. Lost most of my care for the game. Then A-Rod, Manny, then more of the list has come out.
I can not care about a game that does not care about its Integirty enough to enforce the rules and ensure by the penalties that would hit violators that this does not happen.
Baseball is a waste to me. This time of year there is only 2 sports ongoing FA-Basketball and training camp for Football.|||No.
1. Baseball, from a skills standpoint is still the second hardest major sport to play, golf is first, basketball is third
2. It's all about hand-eye coordination and bat speed.
3. You can use steroids in basketball for sure. Imagine being able to work on your vertical twice a day instead of 3 times a week. There would be guys with 65 in verts!|||Basketball definitly is harder to play than baseball,
your constantly running or moving around.
BASEBALL IS WAY OVERATED, AMERICA'S PAST TIME IS ON STEROIDS.
BASEBALL IS LIKE GOLF BUT JUICED UP.
BASEBALL IS BORING TO WATCH ONLY FUN TO PLAY.
ITS CRAZY THAT THESE THINGS ARE COMING OUT BECAUSE I SUSPECTED MANNY AND DAVID ORTIZ ANYWAYS.
MANNY IS WAY OVERATED. THE ONLY THING I CAN RESPECT ABOUT DAVID IS HE ISNT ALL COCKY LIKE MAN RAM.|||Steroids DO NOT IMPROVE GAME PLAY.
All you would be able to do is dunk. What else? You can't run, you'd be slow and bulky.
Only sports like football and baseball are good for steroids.|||the dodgers fan above me is retarded.
baseball is almost as easy as golf (except for the pitcher)|||Yes because you need more than just strength to be good at basketball. In baseball and football if you are big and strong u will be good but not always here.|||even if they contain steriods bball is still harder to play|||Your logic is flawed...