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The Real Deal?
In his story on Jose Baustista (Do You Believe In Jose Bautista? June 27), Joe Posnanski reveals that the most dangerous outcome of the steroid era is not the thought of asterisks tarnishing the record books but the feeling of skepticism that has crawled into the minds of baseball fans when watching players improve their game. As soon as a player starts to suddenly put up big numbers, fans immediately think "steroids." This needs to stop. Hopefully Posnanski's article can help fans believe in miracles once again.
Mitch Devine, Madison, Wis.
Having followed Bautista since his days with the Pirates, I can honestly say I always knew he would be a good major league hitter. The sound of the ball coming off his bat was always so much louder than anyone else's. It's unfortunate that the Pirates couldn't cultivate his talent. Think of where they would be in the pennant race if they still had him.
John Gercher, Ligonier, Pa.
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