You gave unwarranted prominence in SCORE-CARD (Oct. 12) to Phoenix ophthalmologist Alan Gordon's complaint about a 10% increase in the price of his Arizona Diamondbacks season tickets for next year. Gordon could save money by opting for something more modest than the $50 seats he bought for 1998. As an $8.50 ticket buyer whose seats will cost $9 next year, I watch the same game Gordon does, and I'm willing to make a 240-mile round-trip from Tucson to do it.
STEVE EMERINE, Tucson
Final Quip from the Quiz
As a Kansas City baseball fan for more than 40 years, I enjoyed your article about the late Dan Quisenberry (SCORECARD, Oct. 12). In reading the quotes attributed to Quiz, I noticed there was a memorable one left out. He once said, "I found a delivery in my flaw."
BOB ALLEN, Cassville, Mo.
Quarterback with a Past
It's great to see that some NFL team finally appreciates the talents of former University of Washington quarterback Chris Chandler (Home at Last, Oct. 12). Huskies fans fondly remember Chandler's first game as a starter, on Nov. 16, 1985, when he drove Washington 98 yards in the final four minutes to secure a come-from-behind victory over favored Southern Cal. We knew then that Chris was not just a talented player but also a winner.
BECKY FOX, Tacoma, Wash.
In the Oct. 12 SCORECARD you note that the $7,932,000 asking price for Magic Johnson's Beverly Hills home intentionally had the 32 inserted to commemorate his jersey number. The 79 is also fitting because the Michigan State team he played for as a sophomore won the NCAA championship in 1979.
DAVID HESSE, Eau Claire, Wis.