With the recent steroid suspensions in Major League Baseball, I write to explain why such players should still be allowed into the Baseball Hall of Fame ("Report: A-Rod failed MLB stimulant test in 2006," Tribune, Nov. 5).
After the 1994 strike, average attendance dropped 20 percent. It wasn't until 1998 that attendance increased again, due to the increased number of home runs. Players were suspected of using steroids then, but the MLB didn't care. Profits were up. Now, 15 years later, they deny these players a spot in the Hall of Fame.
There are already "cheaters" in the Hall of Fame. Pitchers, who admitted throwing illegal pitches, like the spitball, were still inducted. We can't pick and choose which "cheaters" are allowed. It should be all or none.