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* ASTERISK *Is it time to retire the professional sports asterisk?

Ever since New York Daily News sportswriter Dick Young tried to pawn off the asterisk on Roger Maris' 61-homer season of 1961 -- because baseball had expanded an extra eight games since Babe Ruth had set the benchmark at 60 -- the asterisk has become a ubiquitous symbol in sports statistics...

This guy gets an asterisk because he gets to play more games to break the record... this guy gets an asterisk because he doped to get the record... this guy gets an asterisk because he was awarded the title after the dope-addled champion was stripped of the crown...

What do I think of the asterisk? It is a necessary tool in these nefarious times...

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