JUICE, THE

By: WILL, CARROLL/CARROLL, WILLIAM L./SCHWARZ, ALAN

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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.

Title: JUICE, THE

Author Name: WILL, CARROLL/CARROLL, WILLIAM L./SCHWARZ, ALAN

Categories: SPORTS,

Publisher: NATL BOOK NETWORK: 02/10/2007

ISBN Number: 1566637201

ISBN Number 13: 9781566637206

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD

Type: Soft Cover

Seller ID: 295937