Presents a history of performance-enhancing drug use in Major League Baseball, discussing such issues as the 1994 strike, the current threat of punitive legislation, and the complicity of baseball managers and coaches.
Boston Herald sports columnist Howard Bryant is author of Juicing the Game. Baseball in the '90s — with greater profit and more record breakers than ever — has come to be known as "The Juiced Era." But the dark side has been the use of performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids.
How did steroids pervade pro baseball, and why were they ignored for a decade? Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant, author of Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball.