Ban baseball’s cheaters


With regard to Mark Elman’s letter Fair or foul, it would appear that he suggests that professional baseball players need steroids to “rise to the highest expectations every night for seven months.” I, too, have been a lifelong baseball fan.

Apparently Elman isn’t old enough to remember or has forgotten the accomplishments of players such as Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Harmon Killebrew, Stan Musial and hundreds of others who played to the highest expectations without using steroids.

The legitimate accomplishments of these men have been recklessly tainted by the likes of Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Alex Rodriguez, Sammy Sosa and others who have no respect for themselves or the game that made them rich and famous. Plain and simple, the latter are all cheaters and should be banned from the game.

Paul Bourjaily, Palmetto Bay

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