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February 08, 2010
For every story about someone such as Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who has dedicated himself to helping rebuild New Orleans, there are at least two about athletes like Gilbert Arenas and Mark McGwire. How I wish it were the other way around.
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February 08, 2010


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Jennie Ehrlich Williams

Los Angeles

There is a peculiar silence about the responsibility of the managers of players involved in steroid scandals. Could men as insightful as Tony La Russa and Joe Torre really not have noticed any signs that their players were taking performance enhancers?

David Machlowitz

Westfield, N.J.

McGwire has finally admitted using steroids, but he still insists that these performance-enhancing drugs had no impact on his performance. How exactly is he worthy of our forgiveness?

Tom Griffo, Hillsborough, N.J.

Lefty Leanings

Joe Sheehan's argument declaring Randy Johnson the greatest lefthander of all time (SCORECARD, Jan. 18) has a major flaw. He compared Johnson with Sandy Koufax instead of with Warren Spahn, who has more wins than Johnson (363 to 303), more complete games (382 to 100), more shutouts (63 to 37), more 20-win seasons (13 to three) and a lower career ERA (3.09 to 3.29).

Wendell Uutala

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