Columnist takes eye off ball in steroid issue

To the editor:

Regarding Bill Milligan’s Dec. 9 column, “Steroid flap shows people know little about baseball,” I would like to point out a few things.

I do not disagree on your point that bat speed is a very important aspect when it comes to hitting. I also agree with your statement that steroids do not give an athlete the knowledge and talent to hit a baseball.

However, Barry Bonds is a professional baseball player who averaged 25 home runs per year for the first 10 years or so of his career. His home-run average jumped to 51 per year when he was allegedly using ster-oids, which would prove that steroids do help increase bulk and power. I am afraid you took your eye off the ball on this one.

Maureen O’Driscoll

Oakville