?What else is a man in the grip of deep emotion to say?—-ED.
BROOKLYN'S OPEN WOUND
Roy Terrell made the ridiculous, ill-documented and idiotic statement that "if Brooklyn fans had wanted the Dodgers badly enough, by their very presence in the ball park they could have assured themselves of a team for all time."
This is unadulterated hogwash.
The Brooklyn fans paid $1 million for each of the past 11 seasons.
O'Malley didn't respect the Brooklyn fans. He didn't think enough of them to paint the park annually as his so-called "cheap" predecessor Branch Rickey did. Nor did he keep the field presentable by hiring a capable groundkeeper. More than once green dye was used when grass failed.
Brooklyn fans have been the best the world has ever seen. How they have been stabbed in the back! Remarks such as Mr. Terrell's, no matter how unmalicious their intent, push the knife a little deeper!
...AND BOSTON'S HOPES
Your "wonderful" report on the Boston Red Sox stating that that team would go nowhere but down is rather hasty. Please notice who in the Grapefruit League topped the teams in the American League. No further comment on that. Casey Stengel was quoted as saying that Boston would definitely have to be considered a serious contender as well as Chicago.
DONALD B. SAMBURG
GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN...
The YMCA looked like a convention of Italians having a ball with your new game.
The boys tried A Handful of Baseball and like it. It should be great on our day camp buses this summer.
Thanks again to the creators.