5. Baseball (positive test results: percent) : Olympic baseball is certainly not at the center of the sport, especially since it was discontinued as an Olympic event after the 2008 Games. Still, baseball yielded one of the highest percentages of positive test results in the years before it was eliminated. And steroid use in Major League Baseball was almost certainly worse than in the Olympics (the MLB did not even have steroid testing with penalties until 2004 ). The tests have been strengthened since then, and the situation appears to be improving relative to the dark days of the 1990s and early 2000s. Just as the sport seemed to be turning the corner, however, it came to light in June that the league was seeking to suspend about 20 players, including stars Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, for alleged involvement in a steroid ring.
Glad I found your site. I have a couple of questions I’m hoping you can help me with. I have a Sheridan Blue Streak that I purchased (I believe) sometime in the 70’S. The serial number is 012968. This rifle has seen very little use and functions perfectly. I would grade the condition to be about 90% or better. I can’t find a model number designation other than Blue Streak. The forearm is straight and not stepped down as in recent models. The majojity of the components ie., bbl, air chamber, piston (nicle plated?), all appear to be made of brass. First can you date this rifle for me? Can you give me an approx. value in the above condition. Is there a schematic or exploded parts drawing available somewhere. Finally, I have way too many firearms (and no time) already and this pellet gun is just going to waste sitting in a closet. Is there a market for this rifle? Seems a shame its not being used or collected by someone interested in air rifles. My interest is in firearms. Would appreciate any info you can provide me. Thanks.
Jake and Jim too, I also have picked up the Benjamin nitro piston in .22 I would have loved to pick up a PCP however cost was and will be an issue. Although I would desperately love a PCP the Benjamin nitro piston will give me pretty good groups within 2″ at 50 yards however beyond that it’s kind of like shooting blindly even though you have your vision. I can still hit my target and even pick off the pellet tins at 65 yards but all consistency and pattering is almost non-existant. I’ve been experimenting with quite a few different pellets and have found that the heavier RWS and Beeman’s hold their trajectory a little better even though they tend to have significantly more drop than some of the lighter shots. I recently shot it at 100 yards. I could keep most shots somewhere in 5″…….best I could do. No rhyme or reason just saving up for the PCP.