Isn’t election ‘meddling’ simply par for the course?
I’m really confused. The country is in the middle of a “hissy fit” over Russian meddling in our election(s). History has proved that our own government has always “meddled” in the elections of other countries, trying to influence outcomes in ways beneficial to the U.S. (Cuba, Panama, Iran, etc., come immediately to mind). I would assume it is the duty and responsibility of our government to be involved in other countries’ elections in ways beneficial to us. Why are we so shocked and outraged that Russia may be trying to do the same thing, in its best interests?
Also, what could the Russians possibly do to us that our opposing political parties haven’t already done, or would be perfectly willing to do if given the opportunity? Lying, cheating, misinformation, exaggeration, misquoting, poll stuffing — all are part of the standards used in any political race. If it can be gotten away with, it’s done. I don’t see how the Russians could make it any worse. ED KEARNEY
Cross Creek, Washington County team could have competed this year was by adding some pieces rather than sending its stars away. But, no; while other teams in the division were signing up players to strengthen their teams, Pirates owner Bob Nutting decides to detract rather than add, thus sending out a much-weakened lineup. As a fan Iam deeply disappointed. BILL SCHWARTZ
I recently canceled my MLB.TV subscription with a heavy heart. I’ll never give up on the Pirates and wish all our current and former Pirates the best. The memories of watching Josh Harrison’s base running, Andrew McCutchen’s diving catches, Pedro Alvarez and chants of El Toro, Sean Rodriguez’s magical return or attending the game with my mom are priceless to me.
But I can’t see providing moneyto Major League Baseball or the Pirates when the Pirates refuse to reinvest in the team.
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Living in Houston since 1985, I saw the commitment needed from players and the organization to make a team a world champion. In January, I got to stand in awe next to the World Series trophy. This upcoming baseball season, I think MLB players should run onto that field knowing their organization supportstheir run to the trophy. CARLA STOWE