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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jim Mishk
Baseball pioneers Jacob Ruppert Jr., Hank O'Day and James "Deacon" White all have been dead for more than seven decades. Now their legacies were secure with their induction Sunday into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
"The Bonds, the Sosas, the McGwires, they're the reason this crowd is like this," Mishk said. "The people in town are the ones suffering, not the ballplayers. This is a once-a-year thing (financially) for the town, and their selfishness ruined this. This is sad."