The Juice

The Juice

The Real Story of Baseball's Drug Problems

Book - 2005
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Will Carroll's column for Baseball Prospectus, "Under the Knife," has been called "essential reading" by Hall of Famer Peter Gammons. Based in Indianapolis, Mr. Carroll also hosts a weekly syndicated radio show. His first book, Saving the Pitcher, on the prevention of pitching injuries in modern baseball, has been lauded by doctors, trainers, and pitching coaches at all levels of the game. Book jacket.
of steroids is filled with complications. The characters are deep and interesting and flawed, even the good guys." Solutions are not as easy as they may appear. For a thoroughly rounded perspective on baseball's drug problems, The Juice is the most complete and authoritative book available.
situation with that of the National Football League, and speculates on the next generation of performance enhancers that may well include gene therapy. In exclusive interviews he profiles the motivations and experiences of professional players, student athletes, drug creators, and those who advocate the legal use of steroids. Carroll has talked with hundreds of players, executives, owners, and experts. "I came to the process with an open mind and plenty of questions," he writes. "The issue
In The Juice, Will Carroll, an acknowledged authority on baseball's medical problems, calls for a scientific, reasoned approach to the steroids problem. Shunning emotional judgments, he offers a wide-ranging investigation of the drugs, the athletes who use them, the scientific effects and side effects, the testing procedures, and whether drugs have had an impact on the game. He explores the grey area of legal supplements, reviews the law involved in the BALCO case, compares baseball's
The drug problem is a fundamental issue not only for baseball but for all of sports and society. Athletes experiment while pundits point fingers, former players name names, and fans and observers express their contempt for some of the greatest players ever to take the field. All are operating with little real knowledge of the situation.
Or are we overreacting? The fact is that the drug problem in baseball is being confronted with a poverty of information. How do steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs work, and what impact do they have on athletes and especially on baseball players? Are they a danger to the game or simply a harbinger of inevitable change?
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2005
ISBN: 156663668X (hardcover : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 362.29 CAR
Characteristics: xi, 255 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Carroll, William L.

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