2005-08-11 / Letters/Opinion

What’s Your Opinion?

Responses compiled and photographed by Bill O

Question: Do you think Baltimore Orioles baseball star Rafael Palmeiro, who, although he denied it, was recently suspended from playing in ten games by Major League baseball for allegedly using steroids, should be allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Why? Why not?


“No, because he should have been working out instead of doing drugs. Why do you have to take steroids? It makes muscles big, but it’s a small way to do things. Plus, he should be suspended for a longer time - think more about it. So he shouldn’t be allowed in the Hall of Fame because of it.”
Will Bradley, Starrett City“No, because he should have been working out instead of doing drugs. Why do you have to take steroids? It makes muscles big, but it’s a small way to do things. Plus, he should be suspended for a longer time - think more about it. So he shouldn’t be allowed in the Hall of Fame because of it.” Will Bradley, Starrett City“I don’t think he should be allowed in the Hall of Fame. There are guys in the Hall of Fame like Willie Mays who did it without steroids - and they did it with class. It’s unfair to a lot of other players who can’t do as well and don’t use steroids.”
Tyrone Minott, Canarsie“I don’t think he should be allowed in the Hall of Fame. There are guys in the Hall of Fame like Willie Mays who did it without steroids - and they did it with class. It’s unfair to a lot of other players who can’t do as well and don’t use steroids.” Tyrone Minott, Canarsie“I think he shouldn’t because using steroids is wrong. You didn’t get there on your own strength. You used artificial means. You shouldn’t get the same recognition as people who didn’t use drugs.”
Latoya Semple, Canarsie“I think he shouldn’t because using steroids is wrong. You didn’t get there on your own strength. You used artificial means. You shouldn’t get the same recognition as people who didn’t use drugs.” Latoya Semple, Canarsie“He should be allowed in the Hall of Fame. A lot of players in the old days are not as good as the players are today. Bryant Gumble said that. So putting up great records today is better than it was. They should give Palmeiro a break.”
Beko Thomas, Canarsie“He should be allowed in the Hall of Fame. A lot of players in the old days are not as good as the players are today. Bryant Gumble said that. So putting up great records today is better than it was. They should give Palmeiro a break.” Beko Thomas, Canarsie

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