Canseco's second book, Vindicated , was released to much less fanfare than his first, Juiced . The new book contained two passed lie-detector tests among allegations of drug use by then Chhicago White Sox star, Magglio Ordonex. Canseco also claimed to have introduced Alex Rodriguez to a known steroid dealer/trainer. Rodriguez had not been previously implicated. The book also recounted an off-camera exchange between Canseco and 60 Minutes host, Mike Wallace, inquired about how steroids and human growth hormone might Wallace, who was in his eighties.
A quote from BFS, "[Out of all the people who take steroids, the fact is, x amount will suffer the harsh side effects]" It is a risk taken, knowingly, by those of us who choose to participate. Nobody is sticking anything in ourselves, but ourselves. I am sure if the % rate started to climb, the more people would rethink, but the fact remains is its that x % that suffer and the majority are fine. Now this doesn't mean that we should ignore this percentage, after all they are people, just like you and I and they share the same passion we all do and certainly we must not sit back and say "sorry bro, its gotta happen to someone." I really believe this "pushing the limit," in bodybuilding will eventually be its downfall. I was happy to see an earlier article on the return of "Classic Bodybuilding," guys weighing 200 and less, still big, still jacked, but not looking like the new hollywood Hulk. It was "is" about symmetry, proportion, muscularity. Not overall how big you are! A lot of changes need to taken and precautions to reverse this trend in BB that I believe can really help lower some of these tragic articles of our fellow brethren that we continue to get fed by the news. May bodybuilding and steroids live on! but only if we take a step back and look at what were really creating.
Turn of the century baseball attendances were modest by later standards. The average for the 1,110 games in the 1901 season was 3,247.  However the first 20 years of the 20th century saw an unprecedented rise in the popularity of baseball. Large stadiums dedicated to the game were built for many of the larger clubs or existing grounds enlarged, including Shibe Park , home of the Philadelphia Athletics , Ebbets Field in Brooklyn , the Polo Grounds in Manhattan , Boston 's Fenway Park along with Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park in Chicago . Likewise from the Eastern League to the small developing leagues in the West, and the rising Negro Leagues professional baseball was being played all across the country. Average major league attendances reached a pre World War I peak of 5,836 in 1909, before falling back during the war. Where there weren't professional teams, there were semi-pro teams, traveling teams barnstorming , company clubs and amateur men's leagues. In the days before television, if you wanted to see a game, you had to go to the game.