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Web Sites, Blogs, and Books
This list is not exhaustive--very far from it--and is not intended to be. There are people and places wholly devoted to making internet-resources lists for baseball, such as John Skilton's Baseball Links; I have neither means nor motive to try to ape them.
Rather, this list is a starting point for those who want to see what sorts of information and comments on PED use in baseball are available beyond the stereotyped ones found in most major mainstream media outlets. I say a "starting point" because most or all of these resources have their own resource links lists, and you can follow on from those to yet other places. And if it seems as though I am implying a swipe at mainstream media, well, I am; if you are in the MSM and are peeved by that remark, consider the old saying about only wearing shoes that fit. If you were already aware of and have been dispensing the sorts of facts to be found on this site, congratulations. But you surely know that 97% of your colleagues were not and are not. That, indeed, is the only reason that this list--in fact, this whole site--is necessary.
As I say, this list is not exhaustive, and in fact includes only a fraction even of the various texts cited elsewhere throughout this site (which are, however, linked where they appear). Rather, seeking to avoid a boring laundry list, I have tried to focus this list on resources that are either important and eye-opening in themselves, or else are representative of some common but important point or view.
PED-Related Baseball AnalysisThe Physics of Baseball:
book, Dr. Robert Adair
"Steroids, Home Runs and the Law of Genius" [pdf]:
paper, Professor Arthur DeVany
article, Nate Silver, Baseball Prospectus web site, March 30, 2005
"What Do Statistics Tell Us About Steroids?":
article, Nate Silver, Baseball Prospectus web site, March 9, 2006
"The 'Steroid Era' of Major League baseball":
"Lyford", Lyflines blog, April 6, 2005
"More Juice, Less Punch":
article, The New York Times, Jonathan R. Cole and Stephen M. Stigler
"URI research team finds compelling evidence of livelier balls in Major League Baseball":
article, University of Rhode Island news
"The Physics of . . . Baseballs":
article, Curtis Rist, Discover, May 2001
"Looking Inside Baseballs for Home Run Secrets":
press release, Universal Medical Systems, Inc.
PED Chemistry and BiologyAnabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise:
book, Dr. Charles E. Yesalis, ed.
book, Will Carroll
"Medical Issues Associated with Anabolic Steroid Use: Are They Exaggerated?" [pdf]:
paper, Hoffman and Ratamess, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2006) 5, 182-193
"Problems with Current Information on Anabolic Steroids":
article, ExRx net web site
"The Growth Hormone Myth":
article, Daniel Engber, Slate, March 24, 2007
"I Don't Worry about HGH in Baseball, and Neither Should You":
article, Sabernomics web site, April 5, 2007
"Another Good Article about GH":
article, Sabernomics web site, September 28, 2007
PED Ethics"Fooling Mother Nature: An Ethical Analysis of and Recommendations for Oversight of Human-Performance Enhancements in the Armed Forces":
Airpower Journal, Dr. Evan G. Derenzo & Richard Szafranski, Summer 1997
"Steroid Hysteria: Unpacking the Claims":
article, Dr. Norman Fost, American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, November 2005
"Let Steroids Into the Hall of Fame":
Op-Ed, Zev Chafets, The New York Times, June 19, 2009
"The Beam in Your Eye":
article, William Saletan, Slate, April 18, 2005
"WADA: Best Two Out of Three"
CanSport blog, May 19, 2006 [ethics can go nutzoid]
"Drugs to build up that mental muscle"
article, Karen Kaplan and Denise Gellene, Los Angeles Times, December 20, 2007
web site, Rick Collins, Esq.
"Changing The Game: The Congressional Response to Sports Doping Via the Anabolic Steroid Control Act" [pdf]:
Rick Collins, Esq.
Adolescent-Use Related"National Results on Adolescent Drug Use: Overview of Key Findings, 2006" [pdf]:
paper, National Institute on Drug Abuse
"Don't Blame Barry":
essay, Aaron Steinberg, Reason, August 6, 2007
"Steroid use among adolescents unchanged from 1999 to 2004"
paper, Leah Lawrence, Pediatric Endocrinology, April 2007
General or UncategorizeableThe "Mitchell Report" [pdf]:
George Mitchell et al.
"Dowd faults Mitchell for refusing to release evidence"
article, Ronald Blum, AP, January 11, 2008
"Who Decides Which Drugs Athletes Can Take?"
article, Brian Palmer, Slate, February 2, 2009
"Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids and Suicide: A Brief Review of the Evidence":
paper, Dr. Jack Darkes
essay, Dayn Perry, Reason, January, 2003
"Steroids and Sports":
interview (with Dr. Normal Fost), Muscular Development magazine, 2004
"Stats junkies differ over McGwire's Hall of Fame worthiness"
Doug Fischer, CanWest News Service, January 07, 2008
"Might Doesn't Matter"
essay, Robert Nishihara, The Diamond Angle blog, June 2002
"Needles and Pens"
essay, Charles P. Pierce, Slate, November 19, 2003
"Media War on Barry Bonds":
idex of multiple articles, Cosellout web site
"Barry Bonds' Feet Grew? More Like Buster Olney's Nose Grew":
David Wilson, "Sports On My Mind" blog, March 1, 2007 [Wayback Machine archived copy]
"The Persecution of Barry Bonds":
Jonathan Littman, Playboy, May 22, 2009 [Wayback Machine archived copy--scroll down to read]
"Sports Illustrated's Curious COVERage of Barry Bonds":
article, Cosellout web site
"Barry Bonds Through Time"
links to several related Bonds essays, dwil, Sports on My Mind blog, November 17, 2007 [list date]
"The Most Popular Myths in Baseball: Barry Bonds & Steroids"
index to 5 related articles, Peter Handrinos, United States of Baseball blog
"The Dope and the Dopes":
article, Michael Miner, Chicago Reader, September 28, 2007
"Let's get real about sports and steroids"
Joan Ryan, San Francisco Chronicle, December 12, 2004
"Testimony of Santiago and Bonds were similar":
article, Jonathan Littman, Yahoo Sports, February 19, 2009
(These have ever-changing content, but are always useful.)Baseball's Steroid Era:
PED-focussed baseball web site
vigorously anti-PED blog
analytic baseball web site
Only Baseball Matters:
baseball web site
baseball web site
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