CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI)-- Little Leaguers had mixed thoughts on baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez and his latest drug enhancement scandal.
Teams from Delaware and New York competed in Cranston Monday night in the Little League Eastern Region Baseball Championship game at Chafee Athletic Complex.
The young players say they are closely following the biogenesis scandal in which Alex Rodriguez and twelve others players were suspended for a minimum of 50 games.
"It's all over Sportscenter," John Fritz of Middletown, Delaware said. "I hope he doesn't get banned. He's a great player and all. "
Many of the 9-and 10-year old players spoke about sportsmanship when asked about the Yankee player and the others who have been punished by the Major League Baseball.
"Baseball should be fun," David Keene of Middletown, Delaware said. "You shouldn't cheat, just to win? You just shouldn't cheat."
Earlier Monday, the MLB announced it was suspending Alex Rodriguez through the 2014 season for violating its drug policy. 12 other Major League players accepted 50 game suspensions.
The punishments are part of the largest Major League sweep since the 1919 Black Sox scandal.
Representing Rhode Island, the Portsmouth Little League team is also playing in the tournament. After winning by a landslide over the weekend, the team fell short to the South Burlington Little League on Monday night. The team is scheduled to play again on Wednesday at 7:30 in the next round.
Click here to follow the team's journey through the Eastern Region tournament.
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