Barry Irwin Writes For The Paulick Report
Last week as New York Yankee slugger Aaron Judge chased, tied, and eventually bettered Roger Maris’ American League record of 61 home runs, much was written by Major League Baseball scribes and general sports writers about the troubled history America’s pastime experienced in its Performance Enhancing Drug era that began around 1986 and lasted for roughly 20 years.
In the years immediately after it became public knowledge that the flurry of record-breaking blasts generated by the likes of McGwire, Sosa, Bonds, and Canseco had been fueled by PEDs, MLB popularity among its fans and the general populace suffered. Eventually, it surged once again and baseball has regained its position as a very popular form of entertainment.
Barry Irwin is the founder of Team Valor International racing partnerships