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posted: 9/2/2013 5:00 AM

Support for beaning A-Rod is unprofessional

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Once again, Mike Imrem and The Daily Herald have displayed a very unprofessional and immature attitude to us readers.

The Herald printed the subject words in large print to applaud Ryan Dempster for hitting Alex Rodriguez with a fastball. I guess The Herald and Imrem think it is OK to show disdain for a cheater by acting violent and disguising it as part of the game.

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But wait, Imrem wrote Jan. 8, 2013, "History, like misery, loves company, so this year I also voted for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell. All are either confirmed or suspected users of performance-enhancing drugs."

Then again Imrem states in his Jan. 9, 2013, column: "Jackson was banished briefly from his job as a Yankees consultant because he had the audacity to suggest Alex Rodriguez's career is tainted by steroid use. Certainly it is, though eventually I'll vote for A-Rod."

So, Imrem writes his "Congratulations" to Dempster for hitting that cheater Rodriguez, but then stated earlier he would put that cheater into the Hall of Fame. If some of the winners of the Nobel Prize for literature were discovered to have used ghostwriters to pen some of the great literary works, does Imrem feel that they still are owed the award, even though they were cheaters?

Does Imrem think that if someone cheated and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, beating out another candidate, that is OK?

Maybe Imrem should step into the batter's box and let a professional baseball pitcher hit him with a fastball pitch, just to experience the pain.

Ed Kabot

Vernon Hills

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