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Ralph Nader stands next to a poster of Lou Gehrig in his office Tuesday in Washington. Over a five-decade career in America’s consumer movement, Nader has fought against the auto industry over safety and has targeted businesses he blamed for water pollution, nursing home fraud, and more. Now he’s taking on sports.

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Veteran consumer advocate takes on big-time sports

On the wall of Ralph Nader’s office hangs a color portrait of baseball legend Lou Gehrig, an old-fashioned hero who seems to rebuke so much of today’s sports world — the sex-abuse and drug scandals, labor strife, rampant commercialization.


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