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About Schmidt

If baseball commissioner Bud Selig is looking for an official players' apologist, he can pencil in Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt (Scorecard, March 20). In a brief, five-question Q&A, Schmidt managed to defend all the players of his era against steroid accusations, stand by Barry Bonds and back up Pete Rose. Schmidt says Rose is "in limbo." Rose, however, bet on baseball. He got tossed for it. That's far from being in limbo: The Rose ban represents one thing baseball got right.
Mark Gordon, Bradenton, Fla.

Schmidt's head-in-the-sand approach is emblematic of baseball's biggest problem: As Jack Nicholson once said of the truth in the movie A Few Good Men, "You can't handle the truth!"
Gary Bradt, Summerfield, N.C.

He Had Us at "Drew"

I'm surprised by new Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James's text message to his infamous agent, Drew Rosenhaus (INSIDE THE NFL, March 20): "You and I are like Rod Tidwell and Jerry Maguire. Show me the money!" As a Cardinals season-ticket holder, I hope that James knows the Cardinals' playbook better than he knows movie trivia. Rosenhaus is no Maguire; he's widely reported to be director Cameron Crowe's inspiration for ethically challenged Bob Sugar--Jerry Maguire's archnemesis.
Kent J. Divich, Las Vegas

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