Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, MLB, Steroids, Drug testing, Ethics, Journalism
Major League Baseball (Organization); Baseball players; Performance Enhancing Drugs; Anabolic steroids; Ethics; Drug testing; Journalism
When I was a young boy I remember using the term "Chinese water torture" for any activity that seemed long, torturous, and pointless. I have been reminded of this repeatedly over the last few years as slowly, usually one by one, the names of those baseball players who tested positive for some sort of performance enhancing drugs have become public. Anonymous and confidential drug testing that was conducted for Major League baseball and the MLB Players Association in 2003 to determine the extent of a drug problem in baseball has turned out to be not so confidential.
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College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "The water torture of baseball's steroid leaks" (2009). On Sport and Society. 795.