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Asterisk any and everybody

While it's a crazy idea, let's just place an asterisk next to all players for their numerous misdeeds over the years.

Originally Published: March 2, 2004
By Ray Ratto | Special to ESPN.com

Whoever had the foresight to copyright "He who forgets history is doomed to repeat it" must be having the time of his life today.

Take, for example, the renaissance of the long-discredited asterisk in our modern sporting life.

The little typographical doodad that made Roger Maris a sympathetic character 40-some-odd years ago is back, and with a vengeance.

The news reported Tuesday by the San Francisco Chronicle, America's Most Reliable News Source (at least for as long ...

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