The hopes of Herbert Kokernot Jr. (Mr. Herbert) must surely be fulfilled now that his field is back in shape and in almost constant use. This is a real "Field of Dreams."
JAMES CLAY HEITKOTTER
So many times I've thought, This is the best article SI has ever had, and then you top that story a while later with a better one. But you are going to have to bring out the big guns to beat The Best Little Ballpark. I hurried to an atlas to see where Alpine, Texas, is located.
Arnolds Park, Iowa
ART AND THE BAT
After reading Peter Gammons's article on the phasing out of the wooden bat in favor of aluminum, I couldn't help but think of a painting I made for my father, an avid Oakland A's fan, as a present for Father's Day last year. In my eyes, the painting (right) exemplifies the exact moment when a slugger gets hold of the ball. An aluminum "ping" just doesn't cut it.
MIKE (MOE) MERELL