Sports Doping

Using performance-enhancing drugs to help boost your athletic ability has become a grave issue in America. Various athletes frequently use potency pills to aid in a higher performance level.

Sports Doping With Viagra

Athletes in both major and minor leagues to promote a better performance level while on the field have legally used Viagra. It’s an effective treatment for both erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension in men. Proven to provide a higher performance in sports by athletes, Viagra opens up the blood vessels, which allows for a larger amount of oxygen to go through the blood stream creating a higher kick of energy to aid performance.

Effects of Viagra

Viagra helps boost energy performance in athletes, especially cyclists. This medication works by overpowering the enzyme that controls the blood flow. This helps the blood vessels to relax and widen. In the case of athletes, a higher form of cardiac productivity and more oxygenated blood cells to the muscles can make their performance much better. Viagra has proven to work well with testosterone shots as well.

Will this affect their upmost performance while using this drug? According to Gerard Varlotta, the director of sports rehabilitation at New York University’s Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, “if athletes are euphoric after sex after taking Viagra, they may be euphoric about their athletic endeavors. That may make them a better athlete.”
Who May Be Using this Drug?

Athletes all over the world have the potential to use Viagra to help enhance their performance on the field. Viagra tends to help athletes that need that extra speed boost and help with their endurance levels. That is also so for Roger Clemens. He claimed he did not take steroids in his entire baseball career. He did use a performance-enhancing drug, Viagra.

Other athletes are using this potency pill as well. Currently there is no evidence that athletes use Viagra or any other potency drugs. The use of Viagra has become the more common form of dosing for both major and minor league players. While this drug is legal, it is not recommended for everyone.

Minor League Sports Business

Baseball remains a pastime, hobby and even a way of life throughout American, and global, culture. Ranging from community based Little League programs for youth to Major League baseball which is the penultimate stop for skilled players; all baseball teams, leagues and groups both spend money and generate income. One of the middle of the road options of baseball is minor league baseball. Baseball is not the only sport to have both major and minor league options, as both exist for football as well.

Minor league teams are for adults, some having played in college and others simply skilled enough to continue playing in to adulthood, in cities throughout the United States which are smaller in size and scale compared to the major league city counterparts. For example, a minor league baseball team in Lancaster, Pennsylvania is where players cut their teeth in a more professional setting before heading off to the major leagues in cities such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Baltimore. Many minor league teams support major league teams and thus is a major league team requires a replacement player, the minor leagues is where a recruiter would check to find a good fit.

The business side of minor league sports is quite similar to the major league teams. Stadiums need to be built for games to be played and seating needs to be ample enough to house fans. One aspect of getting a new or replacement stadium built for a minor league team is to use endorsements and advertising to help offset some of the costs of construction. This means that local and regional businesses pay for advertising space along the outfield wall and scoreboard. This allows fans to see the business name during all game play. Ticket sales are also revenue drivers for minor league baseball, and managers of minor league teams can incorporate them nights to help increase ticket sales to games. For example, if a local business wants advertising and recognition throughout a game, the company would donate items or services to be given away to fans during the game. Other revenue streams to support the business of minor league sports is through concession stand ales for food, drinks and sports items.

The Latest news from MiLB

Just a couple of days after Major League Baseball ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, the Professional Baseball Umpire Corporation announced a five-year collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Minor League Umpires. The new deal will be good through the 2016 season and is good news for those were worried about a strike or work stoppage by Minor League Umpires as their previous collective bargaining agreement was set to expire later in the week.

In other news, the official Minor League Baseball Website ( has announced the results of its year end, fan-voted poll of the Best Teams in Minor League Baseball for 2011. The winner for the Triple-A Division was the Columbus Clippers, an Indians-affiliate team in the Columbus League, who captured their second consecutive Triple-A Championship. The Double-A fan-vote went to New Hampshire Fisher Cats, a Toronto Blue Jays affiliate who won the Eastern League title. The Kinston Indians ran away with the Class- A Advanced vote, while the Greensboro Grasshoppers took the Class A vote shortly after the Florida Marlins affiliate captured the South Atlantic League Championship. Finally, the Vancouver Canadians were named the best Short Season team by voters, beating out several other Canada-based clubs.

The MiLB website also announced the annual “Reliever of the Year” awards for all levels of the League. The Triple-A award went to Jairo Asencio of the Atlanta Braves- affiliate Gwinnett Braves club, while the Double-A award was given to Cory Burns of the Cleveland Indian-affiliate Akron Aeros. Eliecer Cardenas of the Pittsburgh Pirates-affiliate Lynchburg Hillcats won the Class-A Advanced Reliever of the Year honors, while Drew Hayes of the Dayton Dragons, a Reds-affiliate, took home the Class A honors. Rounding out the list was Edwin Carl, who took home the Short-Season award as the closer on the Idaho Hills Chukars.