Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Statistical Evidence Consistent With Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Professional Baseball

It seems that the use of statistical analysis has been quite prominent in the controversy surrounding the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball. Roger Clemens had a team trying to use such statistics in his favor, but it has now been discredited by a team of Ivy League professors.

Now comes even more support for the Mitchell Report. A team from Boston University has analyzed the statistics in baseball, and applied the power law density distribution from complex systems. They arrived at the conclusion written in the title.

So far, the scientific and statistical aspects of this controversy do not support the innocence of the players involved.


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