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Sen. Richard Lugar R-Ind. ranking member Senate Foreign Relations Committee speaks with reporters off Senate floor before series votes Tuesday

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks with reporters off the Senate floor before a series of votes, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Updated: September 17, 2013 8:17AM



Boycott baseball

When the lawyer-agents got into it I knew it would never be the same. Then when the players went on strike, I gave up on Major League Baseball.

The game is nowhere close to what it was or should be. I watched a 3 hour and 40 minute game and there was less than 8 1/2 minutes of actual action. That’s absurd — I have better things to do than watch a batter step out of the box three or four times to scratch his ear and other unmentionable areas. This often happens when the pitcher starts his wind up.

These lawyer-agents demand and get hundreds of millions of dollars for some of these players. One of the highest paid players earns $33,000,000 per year. That is $2,750,000 per month, and that figures to be about $203,703.70 per game, absolutely insane!

These players are idolized by pre-teens on up. Yet some of the wealthiest players have been caught using performance enhancing drugs. So they get suspended for a while. What impact will that have on little leaguers?

Pete Rose (Charlie Hustle, Mr. Baseball) was banned for life for betting on his own team. Now that’s twisted priorities!

For a mere $500 plus, the family and I can attend a game! Take me out to the ball game, buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack — oops there went another fast 50 bucks! Boycott MLB, it’s just entertainment.

Tommy Neil Whitaker

Valparaiso



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