Re: [baseball-databank] Steroids Analysis
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From: Jason Powers <jtpowers_01@...>
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 3:59 pm
Subject: [baseball-databank] Steroids Analysis
> Anyone working on a 'steroids era' analysis???
Hard to do, when no one really knows:
1. when it started.
2. if it's ended.
3. who was using.
4. the extent to which it would be possible to quantify a "steroid
effect" on the stats, as opposed to other possible factors that may
also have had an effect - for example, the move to bats with thinner
handles, weight training apart from steroids, possible changes in the
ball, and so forth.
If you can design a study that can address these, and #4 in particular,
go for it.