Pro-Wrestling Insider has a clue about steroids
"The problem Major League Baseball has is the media
, and the disconnection fans have with today's players.
The sports media, somehow for years now, has had the public convinced that modern baseball players can't put up the kind of power numbers that were put up in the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's, without the use of performance enhancing drugs. What makes the whole thing stupid is the fact that back in those days the fences were about 15 to 20 feet further away from home plate, in some cases even further, they played a shorter season, and the players were nowhere near the condition of today's players, Mantle and Ruth are both known to have made plate appearances while drunk.
At the end of the day, steroids are only having an effect on newspaper sales, tv news ratings, book sales, and public opinion, cause they haven't dented player stats.