Don't Steroids Help the Pitchers Who Face Bonds?
"There will always be fans who feel that Aaron and Ruth are the pure home run kings. Bonds has been connected to investigations into steroid use, muddying how he accumulated 756 homers, which improved to 757 on Wednesday, and creating suspicion about how he conquered Aaron and 755."
Bonds’s critics will note how his body and statistics inflated in his late 30s, an age when they are supposed to decline. They will repeat how Bonds has been central to steroid investigations and has been featured in a best-selling book about the subject. They will argue that Bonds has avoided failing tests only because some steroids are undetectable."
Q: If MLB players have been using steroids, wouldn't the pitchers who face Bonds also be using them, and wouldn't steroid use enhance their performance as pitchers, balancing out the enhanced performance of hitters like Bonds? Or is the agrument that steroids improve the performance of batters disproportionately more than steroids help pitchers?