I would let Major League Baseball know that after the steroid investigation, any player who is, or has been, involved, will be banned from the game for life. Any statistics and/or records they acquired during their steriod use will be stricken from the books. This will be retroactive. -- Robert Turner, Springfield, Mo.
I would install instant reply for controversial calls during significant games, i.e. playoff games. Too many times have umpires missed calls that have affected the outcome. Human error is part of the game, but it should be limited to the players, not the umps. -- Seth, Bronxville, N.Y.
I think it is a travesty the way pitchers retaliate by intentionally hitting an opponent because a)"their pitcher hit one of our guys", b)"the batter was crowding the plate", or c) they're "sending a message to the batter not to hit another homerun of me." If an umpire sees any of these scenarios during a game -- immediate ejection and five game suspension. No warning a team, just immediate ejection. -- Ken, Warwick, R.I.
Restrict the number of intentional walks allowed per game; no more than two per team. The umpire would have the discretion to rule that a walk was intentional even if not overtly called by the catcher. -- Tom Smith, Charlo, Mont.
Limit batter's time outs. No more stepping out of the box, refastening the batting gloves, walking 20 feet away between each pitch. Keep at-bats fluid and moving. The fun of baseball is in the tension in between the pitches, but too much time kills that tension. -- Jinwoo Park, West Windsor, N.J.
I would have universal dimensions for ballparks -- 350 down the lines, and 400 to center. No more hitter/pitcher parks. No more cartoonish wall in left. I can do whatever I want, so if that means blowing up the Green Monster and putting a fence out in McCovey Cove, then so be it. You can't put a pond in a football endzone, so why allow a hill in center field? -- Aaron Melton, Novi, Mich.
Take the fans out of All-Star balloting. Reward the best players with trips to the All-Star Game. The most popular players could get a bid or two, but the starters should be for the best performances of the year to date. -- Jon R., Fairport, N.Y.
I'd give home-field advantage in the World Series to the team with the best regular-season record, unless it's a wild-card team. -- Lou Schuler, Allentown, Pa.
The old system of assigning the home-field advantage to one league or the other was a bad idea, but at least there was some tradition behind it. But the new system of awarding it based on the results of an exhibition game that the players don't even try to win is utterly absurd. Go back to two divisions per league. Two division winners and two wild cards make the playoffs, instead of three division winners and one wild card. I'm tired of seeing weak teams win a weak division and get a playoff berth at the expense of a much stronger, more deserving team stuck in a stronger division. -- Carl, Norwalk, Conn.
Get rid of the DH. Immediately, forcefully and permanently. The DH has been far worse for the intregrity and continuity of baseball than performance enhancing drugs. Is there any other sport where every player except one on each side plays both offense and defense? If you are going to employ a DH, you might as well take the concept to it's logical conclusion -- follow the football model and field nine players for defense and completely different set of nine for offense. -- Tim Gauhan, New York