- Cape teacher accused of assaulting student at football game (10/23/16)41
- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)9
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)9
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- One issue reveals Clinton's character (10/25/16)18
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- One victim IDs his attacker in shooting that killed woman (10/25/16)1
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Hundreds turn out for VintageNOW fundraiser (10/23/16)3
- R.P. Lumber chain buys Southeast Missouri Builders Supply in Cape (10/25/16)7
Long Beach (Calif.) Press-Telegram
Spring has started. Yes, there is much to groan about. The league is investigating Barry Bonds and others accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. Baseball is now testing for amphetamines. The United States did poorly in the World Baseball Classic.
But the druggies, the juicers, the cheaters and the complainers cannot rob the hope that goes with the first of 162 games. It's the autographs obtained during batting practice, rather than on eBay. It's the chalk poured on the greenest grass. These are reasons why baseball has survived season-ending strikes, inflated salaries, congressional hearings and a silly lawsuit filed by the city of Anaheim against the Angels over a name change that did nothing more than enhance the team's marketability.
The game survived those embarrassments and will survive Bonds and Co. Tradition trumps the transgressions. ...