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Responsibility of MLB with Regard to the Steroid Issue

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Critique the responsibility of MLB with regard to the steroid issue.
• Could MLB argue that it is not an enforcement agent, and it has no way of determining whether every player is using steroids at any given time?
• Does this argument excuse any responsibility on the part of MLB?
• Do you see any rationalizations for the steroid use or the lack of an effective policy on its use in MLB?
• What is the responsibility of MLB and the players to young people who are using steroids?
• Discuss the Canseco allegations that MLB just wanted revenue and turned a blind eye to steroid use. Apply the various social responsibility theories to this point and discuss the flaws in this competitive model.

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• Could MLB argue that it is not an enforcement agent, and it has no way of determining whether every player is using steroids at any given time?

Try and consider the argument that the MLB has no way in determining whether every player is using steroids on off seasons. In doing so, the position of thought and reasoning to supporting such an argument is that the 24/7 monitoring of the player can present difficulty in managing a larger feat as well as costs. The option to conduct random off season testing and monitoring is not realistic on the ability to cover such large costs associated to managing a program of enforcement in testing. Therefore, the aim is to present an unreasonable condition of a reality that prevents in meeting the overall issue needs for restricting steroids usage by players.

• Does this argument excuse any responsibility on the part of MLB?

Consider the most responsibility on the part of the MLB should center ...

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The review into ethics in MLB organization to properly identify and implement policy in prevention of steroid usage by players.

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