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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
June 02, 1986
THE GAH-DENSir:Thank you for Leigh Montville's article on the Boston Garden (And They All Say, "This Is It?", May 19). I hope the rest of the country will now realize what we Bostonians have known for years: The Gah-den is the unchallenged center of professional basketball.TED ANASTOSNorwell, Mass.
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June 02, 1986

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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?No, he wasn't, but last week he signed a two-year contract with the Broncos.—ED.

KIRBY PUCKETT'S NAMESAKE
Sir:
Like William Taaffe, I am an admirer of Bob Costas and his style of sports reporting (A Fun Guy, No Kidding, May 17). One item not included in the story was a May 3 on-the-air discussion Costas had with partner Tony Kubek about a name for his as yet unborn child. Costas related an earlier conversation he had had with Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins in which Puckett strongly suggested that the child be named Kirby—be it a boy or a girl. Costas replied that if Puckett were hitting .350 on May 1, the expected time of the birth, this might be considered.

It would be interesting to know what name Bob and Randy Costas have given their newborn, who must have arrived by now. A picture of the infant would also be nice.
DAVID H. BOYD
Beaufort, S.C.

?The Costas baby, a six-pound, 13-ounce boy, arrived at 1:52 p.m. Friday, May 9, at which time Puckett's average was .374. However, the Costases named their son Keith Michael—Keith after Randy's younger brother, and Michael because the couple liked it as a middle name. But then people began reminding Costas of his promise to Puckett. Recalling that former major league pitcher Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma (Cal) McLish was well known for his many middle names, Bob and Randy had a new birth certificate drawn up—for Keith Michael Kirby Costas (left).—ED.

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