The world governing body of cycling, the Union Cycliste Internationale, approved the decision of U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and confirmed both the ban for lifetime and removal of Lance Armstrong’s titles for Tour De France as well as other cycling crowns.

So why is the Major League Baseball governing body pussy-footing around about banning Alex Rodriguez and the gang of 12 for life, and deleting their ill-gotten awards? Asterisks in the record books, not enough!

Performance enhancing drugs have ruined the game of baseball, and their users have set a poor example for aspiring young athletes who looked to them as role-models and heroes. Heroes! Bah!

Susan A. Thatcher, Augusta