Baseball's Drug Scandal

With the races heating up, the game gets a black mark from a white powder

"It's terribly disappointing to have faith in someone as a role model and have them turn out to be tainted," complained Gladys Roost, 80, a Dodger fan in Los Angeles. Shirley Murphy, 33, a secretary in Baltimore, agreed. "It is a damn shame that these guys can't depend on their talent to see them through," she said. Declared Ralph Bass, 63, a Texas Ranger booster: "Making that kind of money, they ought to set a better example."

The fan reaction, a mixture of sorrow, regret and anger, followed disclosures in a federal court in Pittsburgh last week that at least l3...

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