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August 24, 2013

CHEERS & JEERS — For Aug. 24


Thank you and God bless you.

— Shirley Emerson, New Albany



... to Major League Baseball.

How can MLB disgrace the game of baseball by allowing performance-enhancing drug-using Alex Rodriguez to continue to play.

He should be banned for life. You banned Pete Rose for gambling. That is not nearly as bad as drugs.

What kind of example are you setting for young players? It is a shame the New York Yankee organization is allowing this to happen. I have never liked them for buying their championships. Win it the right way. You are robbing honest players the chance to win.

All A-Rod’s records should be erased. The back of his baseball cards should be blank or labeled “cheater.” Shame on MLB for comparing this PED jerk to Musial, Aaron, Mantle or any of the greats of the game.

PEDs should be one strike and a lifetime ban period, just like you do gambling. You didn’t give Rose a second chance, nor Joe Jackson or the others.

But, no, the Yankees need help from Mr. PED.

Shame on both of you and the Players Association for fighting for this clown.

— Sincere baseball fan George L. Dorman, Clarksville

Editor’s note: Major League Baseball has suspended Alex Rodriguez, but he continues to play on appeal of that suspension. Additional note: Mr. Dorman’s letter was sealed with a Boston Red Sox logo sticker. There’s nothing like a good rivalry.


— Do you have someone or something to cheer or jeer? Submissions should be sent to Editor Shea Van Hoy at or by mail at 221 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.


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