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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Friday, August 17, 2007

'Roid rage

Here’s how to get steroids out of Major League Baseball, once and for all:

Tell the players -- all of them -- that they have to submit a urine sample every day of the season, and if they test positive for a banned substance even once, they’re done. Out of the game. Forever.

What could be simpler?

And if the players’ union objects, shut down the league. Forever. Having no baseball games at all would be far better than having games in which every accomplishment has become suspect.

But no. Instead, we live in a world where Jason Giambi, one of the league’s few admitted steroid users, has just been let off the hook by the commissioner. Unbelievable.

No wonder baseball’s popularity is plunging.

Seven weeks until hockey season. Thank God!



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