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Editorial: "Major League Disappointment"

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Thirteen suspensions were handed down this week as Major League Baseball continues to crack down on the use of banned substances.  The most high profile of the suspensions was All-Star Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees.

The self centered acts these 13 allegedly committed have now brought shame to themselves.  The game of baseball and the teams each played on will be better because these men were caught.   Sure they will be less one player and in some cases All-Stars for  a period of time to help them win future games, but if you won by virtue of someone's performance enhanced illegally … it's not really a win is it? You won by cheating the fans, the system, the game and ultimately yourself.

I assume all these players are now asking themselves was it worth it?  Was it worth it to put up numbers that were influenced, however big or small, by substances not allowed by Major League Baseball? Worth it to have fathers all over the country now explaining to their sons that the ball players on the field who they idolized and emulated were cheats. Worth it to see all the numbers you put up now identified with an asterisk?

I'm not naïve enough to think that others in the future won't use banned substances to improve their performance and stay in the game even after this public outing of 13.   But maybe just maybe, with the harsh penalties levied it will be the beginning of the end.

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