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POLITICS: Baseball sets example for politicians

Professional baseball is far more honorable and ethical than professional politicians. Baseball has banned betting on games and the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing substances – and is enforcing the banned behaviors by heavy punishments, including career-ending expulsions (examples: Pete Rose and Alex Rodriguez – both the best in their eras).

There will be no more players betting on games or player use of banned substances. Baseball will be more honorable role models for our youth and remain our premier pastime. Hooray for baseball!

Professional politicians have only vapid rules or bans on illegal or immoral behaviors – and

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BASEBALL: Hall of Fame in danger of irrelevancy

I am no fan of Barry Bonds. He cheated, he’s a jerk and he’s a felon. Plus he was Junior’s main competition throughout the 1990s.

But how silly do the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and the Baseball Hall of Fame look inducting zero players for the first time in 50 years? It’s a complete disgrace.

The BBWAA should not be in position to render judgment on who cheated and who didn’t all of these years after the fact. That’s not their job. The owners wrote the checks rewarding these alleged cheaters – and we all turned our collective head.

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