USATODAY.com - New Hall of Famers frustrated by lack of respect for game
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. � When Ryne Sandberg flicks on his TV set to watch a baseball game, what he sees turns his stomach. Whatever happened to playing the game with respect, with dedication and passion? Whatever happened to the game he's loved since he was a toddler?
Sandberg can't answer the question. Neither can Wade Boggs.
But as they were inducted Sunday into baseball's Hall of Fame, they refused to sugarcoat the absurd behavior of today's highly paid, pampered, selfish players who show little respect for the game and its fans.
I applaud the newest Hall of Famers for being so bold. I detest the actions of many of the current players who should get down on their knees and kiss the earth because of the golden opportunities the game provides them.
What better forum than Hall of Fame induction ceremonies to sound the alarm.
Wonder if Manny Ramirez or any of the other enormously talented players who masquerade as major leaguers were listening? Just the other day, Ramirez refused to play, even though he was needed because "