2005-04-07 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Question: Should the records of baseball's latest homerun kings, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, be disqualified or annotated to indicate steroid use, if evidence confirms they did?Responses compiled and photographed by Bill O'Neill

"If the government finds out they did, disqualify them or have a note that says their title was aided by steroids. They are supposed to be good for kids to watch. If they don't want kids using steroids, then they shouldn't."
Joyetta McCullen, Bushwick"If the government finds out they did, disqualify them or have a note that says their title was aided by steroids. They are supposed to be good for kids to watch. If they don't want kids using steroids, then they shouldn't." Joyetta McCullen, Bushwick
"No, they shouldn't be disqualified or have it noted that they used steroids. They already accomplished the homerun titles, so it should stand. And it took tremendous ability with or without steroids to do that. So let it stand."
Brian Dinorcia, Canarsie "No, they shouldn't be disqualified or have it noted that they used steroids. They already accomplished the homerun titles, so it should stand. And it took tremendous ability with or without steroids to do that. So let it stand." Brian Dinorcia, Canarsie
"Of course they should be disqualified, because they are using drugs to make them better. They are using muscle-enhancing drugs to get more strength. And they had everybody fooled that they were the best hitters, but it was the drugs."
Frank White, Canarsie"Of course they should be disqualified, because they are using drugs to make them better. They are using muscle-enhancing drugs to get more strength. And they had everybody fooled that they were the best hitters, but it was the drugs." Frank White, Canarsie
"Only if the evidence confirms they did it, they should be disqualified. The hitters back in the 1930's and 1940's were drug free, pulling their own weight doing just as good without the drugs. So they shouldn't be placed ahead of the '30's and '40's  hitters who weren't using drugs." 
Michael Hugart, Canarsie"Only if the evidence confirms they did it, they should be disqualified. The hitters back in the 1930's and 1940's were drug free, pulling their own weight doing just as good without the drugs. So they shouldn't be placed ahead of the '30's and '40's hitters who weren't using drugs." Michael Hugart, Canarsie

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