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Letters to the Editor

February 14, 2008

Letters for February 14, 2008

Fame game must be saved

Major League Baseball's recent choice to cancel the Hall of Fame Game after 2008 is outrageous on many levels. I launched to give people the opportunity to let their voices be heard, and to give them the power to help reverse this decision. Whether it's the school kids or merchants of Cooperstown, or a baseball fan in Central New York or California, the effect of this decision is far reaching.

Hundreds of letters have already been sent to Major League Baseball President and Chief Operating Officer Bob Dupuy, Major League Baseball Players Association Chief Don Fehr and Hall of Fame President Dale Petroskey. Please visit to send an e-mail of your own and join those who believe in saving the Hall of Fame Game, and help spread the word to everyone you know!

The Hall of Fame Game is about the experience on the whole. Please take a few minutes out of your day to help keep an almost 70-year tradition alive in the home of the national pastime.

Don't allow Major League Baseball and others to kill one of the few remaining pure events in all of professional sports at a time when we so desperately need such a thing.

Thank you very much.

M. Kristian Connolly

Washington, D.C.

Connolly is a 1995 graduate of Cooperstown Central School.

Douglas unfairly attacked by Star

The Feb. 4 editorial, "Society safe from Douglas," was disturbing.

The writer overlooked some important parts of the story. Corbin was found not guilty of the death of his child, yet he is made to look guilty again and again by reporters. Corbin also lost his first and only child, which was a tragedy to him and caused him much pain.

Another significant fact is that the mother of the child was aware of the drug problems of Corbin and chose to leave the child with him. Most people would see that as neglect, or at the least, poor judgment on her part.

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