The lefty-hitting Blackmon said he is not naïve now to think PED use has been eradicated in baseball – “I think there’s probably guys still taking things they shouldn’t be taking,” said Blackmon – even with a drug-testing program in place that enforces an 80-game ban for first-time PED offenders, a 162-game ban for a second positive test and a lifetime ban for a third PED strike. (MLB announced three suspensions Friday, including Rockies minor league pitcher Austin Wright getting suspended for the remainder of the ’17 season for a positive PED test).
Transdermal patches (adhesive patches placed on the skin) may also be used to deliver a steady dose through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone-containing creams and gels that are applied daily to the skin are also available, but absorption is inefficient (roughly 10%, varying between individuals) and these treatments tend to be more expensive. Individuals who are especially physically active and/or bathe often may not be good candidates, since the medication can be washed off and may take up to six hours to be fully absorbed. There is also the risk that an intimate partner or child may come in contact with the application site and inadvertently dose himself or herself; children and women are highly sensitive to testosterone and can suffer unintended masculinization and health effects, even from small doses. Injection is the most common method used by individuals administering AAS for non-medical purposes. 
Rule changes also happened on the other end of the spectrum: how long a player could stay on the ballot. From 1946-1956, the rule was that a player must have been active at some point in the 25 years prior to the election – it was increased to 30 years from 1956-1962, and was 20 until the 2015 ballot, when it was trimmed by five years as the Hall was facing an increasingly crowded ballot, because of the risk of players tainted by steroids who were likely to stay on the ballot for years with little hope of being elected by the voters, and taking votes away from other deserving players.