What does juicing mean in sports?

Taking performance-enhancing drugs

When a player is juicing, they are taking performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), such as anabolic steroids, growth hormones, or antiestrogens. The term is commonly used in baseball, but players in other sports, such as football or hockey, may juice.

While juicing is against the rules in most sports, some players still juice to gain a competitive edge against their competitors. PEDs typically help boost players' stamina and increase their power.

However, there are many downsides to juicing besides cheating. Some negatives include damage to internal organs, erratic behavior, sickness, hair loss, and the growth of tumors.


IDC if the mid-90s was full of juicing players, that was when the MLB was the most entertaining
Agreed. Especially the 1998 HR race!
Andruw Jones non-juicing appreciation tweet
Andruw Jones non-juicing appreciation tweet

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Updated January 11, 2023

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