Readers sound off on big-league behavior, Aaron Rodgers’ injury and a Biden impeachment push

Pro players could use some old-school decorum

Jersey City: I’ve been a loyal Yankees fan since the early 1960s. I remember the great teams of the past as well as those that are best left to history. Now that their season is over, I recall Connie Mack’s code of conduct. He strived to have his players become better people as well as baseball players.

Consequently, he created his code following the 1916 season. It is as follows: I will always play the game to the best of my ability; I will always play to win, but if I lose, I will not look for an excuse to detract from my opponent’s victory; I will never take an unfair advantage in order to win; I will always abide by the rules of the game — on the diamond as well as in my daily life; I will always conduct myself as a true sportsman — on and off the playing field; I will always strive for the good of the entire team rather than for my own glory; I will never gloat in victory or pity myself in defeat; I will do my utmost to keep myself clean — physically, mentally and morally; I will always judge a teammate or an opponent as an individual and never on the basis of race or religion.

Considering all the drama that has occurred in Yankee land this season — Aaron Judge’s toe, German’s struggles against his own personal demons, the many others who have spent weeks on the disabled list, high-priced players simply coasting on the field, and the total lackluster play and lack of hustle — could any player live up to Mack’s code of conduct? Ivan Y. Genic

Muddling through

Essex Fells, N.J.: The Giants and the Yankees are following the incompetence of the leadership of the city and state. They really stink! Jim Beck

Unwelcome sight

Kew Gardens Hills: It’s too bad that Spectrum and Disney reached an agreement in time for Monday night’s Bills-Jets game. I would have preferred not to see Aaron Rodgers suffer a season-ending injury. Barry Koppel

Not again

Merrick, L.I.: Vinny Testaverde, Edwin Diaz and now Aaron Rodgers. “It’s like déjà vu all over again!” Curtis E. Izen

Hard luck

Staten Island: The Jets can’t catch a break. Even when they win, they lose. Michael Rosenkrantz

Holding out hope

Bronx: After watching another program Monday night, I turned to the Jets game shortly after 10 p.m. and enjoyed a real thriller, ending in a dramatic overtime win — only to hear on the radio the next morning all this weeping over Aaron Rodgers’ injury, Super Bowl dreams gone, etc.  Well, a team is more than one man, and I, for one, have not given up. Go Jets! Barbara Sulkowski

Extraneous expenditure

Brooklyn: Gov. Hochul allots $800 million to build an unnecessary football stadium in her hometown of Buffalo for a privately owned business in one of the wealthiest leagues in American sports. For the rest of the state (and NYC), major cuts in services. Herman Kolender

Steady on the line

Bayside: On Monday, the anniversary of the 9/11 horror in NYC, I listened to the radio play conversations between people who were trapped and 911 operators. The operators were a lifeline and were heroes for giving hope when there was very little. Let’s not forget that they deserve some praise and recognition. Thank you to them. Denise Puleri


Congers, N.Y.: To Voicer Beatrice Perilli-Martin: Do you know what I won’t forget? Trump calling into a radio station on 9/11 and bragging that with the towers fallen, he now had the tallest building in Lower Manhattan. Beth Friscino

Forget what?

Paramus, N.J.: The president, every politician and elected official repeatedly, sincerely say, “Never forget.” Go to the airport — the TSA treats you like you’re Osama bin Laden or Omar Abdel-Rahman! Meanwhile, all of our borders are wide open? The words “never forget” are totally meaningless! Walt Stevens

Staunch the flow

Whitestone: I used to do plumbing work and I know the first thing to do when I have a mess caused by a leak. Before I clean up the mess, I have to stop the flow of water. The same logic should apply to the mess caused by the leak at the southern border. Before we try to take care of the migrants we no longer have room for in New York City, we should stop the flow of migrants into the city or all our efforts will be wasted! Steven Huron

Classroom cram

Yonkers: Where is loudmouth American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten now that her teachers (and students) are being forced to be in the same classroom with migrant students who are unvaccinated and untested? Mayor Adams appointed another winner in David Banks, who has turned the Department of Education into a muddled mess. Instead of mapping out a plan for more than 20,000 migrant students, Banks was nowhere to be found, leaving school administrators in the dark. What NYC parent wants to send their child to a school that might expose them to a ghastly disease? Now Adams has hit the panic button. When he announced that NYC is a sanctuary city, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took advantage of his stupidity. Nicholas Maffei

A city overlooked

Howard Beach: So, how do New Yorkers feel about the job President Biden is doing for New York? On a scale of one to nine, I say Biden is doing a minus five. He was not here for the 9/11 ceremony because he only cares about himself. He does not want to help New York with the influx of migrants and tells New Yorkers to take care of it ourselves. Okay, Joe, come election time, we will remember! Go somewhere else to get your votes. Nick DiPasquale

Losing strategy

North Massapequa, L.I.: Progressive and liberal politicians are destroying every place they control. No, you say? Just look at stores being looted, police ordered not to enforce the law, criminals being arrested and not going to jail and illegal immigrants being arrested and put through turnstile justice. Space prohibits me from going on and on, but you get the picture. Mayor Adams openly invited and welcomed migrants into NYC. Now he’s singing the blues. What do you expect people to do if they know they will be supported by the system? It’s going to get worse. Steven Malichek

Welcome the stranger

Staten Island: I, for one, am proud of the fact that I live in a city and state that has the courage and fortitude to take in so many immigrants. No one said it would be easy. This is exactly the kind of thing we are called to do as children of God. Unlike the spineless, fake Christian weenies in Texas, Florida and other states in the so-called Bible Belt that have either never opened a Bible or just plain can’t grasp the simple message: Do unto others… Victor R. Stanwick

Evidentiary hurdles

Ossining, N.Y.: Voicer Rich Hilbert needs to take a breath. He complained about how most news outlets correctly referred to Republican efforts to impeach President Biden as baseless and then asserts that it is Democrats who have rigged investigations against Hilbert’s cult leader with no evidence. To date, Republicans have offered no evidence that Biden has done anything illegal or to prompt an investigation. However, the Mueller investigation started when Australian agents monitoring Russian operatives discovered extensive communications between the Russians and members of Donald Trump’s campaign and alerted the FBI. The FBI then uncovered evidence of crimes and pursued a thorough investigation, which produced numerous indictments and convictions. Robert Rundbaken

Live traffic report

Woodside: Almost every morning, I walk down Eighth Ave. at the same time that horse carriages are going north to Central Park. My heart is in my throat as I watch these carriages weave in and out of traffic, essentially using horses as battering rams. On Tuesday morning, as I’ve seen in the past, three carriages went through the red light at 57th St. They are an accident waiting to happen — and they get away with it. Add them to the countless e-bikes and scooters — why would anyone want to come to NYC? Marie Richardson

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