Tuesday letters: Baseball isn’t purely American

August 6, 2013 

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CHAPMAN — MCT

— Baseball is supposed to be the American pastime. It is no more American than our country is today.

Too much influx from other countries is ruining our culture. American baseball should be just that. Some of the players can’t even speak English. The owners of baseball teams bring in these people to make more money. Other countries should have their own pro leagues and keep players there.

At the end of the seasons, their champions could play our champions. That would be a true World Series. I think the time is coming that a foreigner will have to speak English to have a job here. Are these players going to be sent back home then? Come on, Bud Selig, make American baseball American again.

James Darnell

Columbia

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