So I'm hearing the experts say the reason runs and home runs are down in Major League Baseball and why there are so many no-hitters and perfect games is because there's no more steroids in baseball. When was it decided that steroids helped hitters make contact? When was it determined that steroids helped hitters hit for average? If this logic is true, then doesn't it also follow that the same hitters who usually hit more home runs than they are this year must have been using steroids in years past?
So are the pitchers still on steroids but the hitters aren't? Aren't there more really hard throwing pitchers currently than we've seen in many years?
I'm not sure why this is a sea change time in baseball, vis-a-vis a hitters era formerly and seemingly now entering a pitchers era, but I don't think it has anything to do with the supposed eradication of steroids from baseball.