I wanted to tell Melissa Raglin that there is a thing called a "pelvic protector" for women who play ice hockey. I was wondering if she could use that. Cooper makes them, and they can be ordered from a hockey-merchandise catalog.
TARA GARNHUM, Chelmsford, Mass.
Steve Lopez condemns an umpire who did his job by enforcing the rule and then glorifies an umpire who knowingly did not do his job by looking the other way. The article encourages the idea that it is O.K. for an official to decide which rule to enforce and which rule not to enforce.
RICK ORWIG, St. George, Utah
Attendance in Buffalo is not a problem (the Bills were second only to the Kansas City Chiefs in home attendance last year), but as you noted, season-ticket sales are (SCORECARD, June 9). The Bills recently did away with long-standing season-ticket holder incentives, so it now costs more to be a season-ticket holder than it does to buy tickets to eight games individually. The economy in Buffalo is no worse now—in fact, it's possibly better—than it was in 1992, when the Bills sold a record 57,132 season tickets. Owner Ralph Wilson is creating an excuse for moving the Bills, which he needs because of his past raging against the relocating of franchises. He has made ridiculous demands. For example, he wants Erie County to guarantee a minimal amount of revenue from ticket sales or luxury-box leases. This is a joke.
D. CHARLES ROBERTS JR., Buffalo