Letters of the Day (Aug. 7): Baseball suspensions

  • Updated: August 6, 2013 - 6:44 PM
hide

Alex Rodriguez

Photo: Carlos Osorio, Associated Press

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview largerrr

If you are a bicyclist you get suspension for life for doping, but if you are a baseball player you just get a slap on the wrist. Where is the fairness of it all?

Oh, I see. Major League Baseball, its officials and owners make huge profits from the game and thus have a vested interest in not punishing players too harshly. I wonder what kind of a message they’re sending to the public, especially the younger crowd. They say they won’t tolerate doping, but their actions say otherwise. Those who are caught doping should be banished from the game. Period. No exceptions.

ANDY PAKALNS, St. Paul

• • •

Thirteen players were suspended for using performance-enhancing substances. However, Alex Rodriguez is the only one who is appealing his punishment. It is a case of the tail trying to wag the dog.

NORMAN HOLEN, Richfield

• • •

One bright spot about the Twins record this year: Nobody is accusing anyone on the team of using performance-enhancing drugs.

LYLE LOFGREN, Minneapolis

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

  • about opinion

  • The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Department to foster discussion about key issues. The Editorial Board represents the institutional voice of the Star Tribune and operates independently of the newsroom.

  • Submit a letter or commentary
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close