BASEBALL: THE PUBLIC INTEREST
The originality displayed in Gerald Holland's Commissioner Fels Napier's Plan to Save Baseball (SI, Dec. 22) is overwhelming. It shows everything from a pompous piece of piety to a hilarious note of sophistication. Some of the vocabulary has a strangely familiar ring, and I dare say the satire is bound to take its toll.
Holland's is a climactic story in a long-played-up saga depicting the landlordship of baseball as something other than that which is to be considered desirable in the public interest.
My impression as "a newcomer in baseball" is that the majority of the owners are sincere, sympathetic and greatly concerned over the future of the game. In fact, they are as completely human as the average Joe Fan.
JOHN E. FETZER
Chairman, Detroit Baseball Co.
I read Gerald Holland's account of Fels Napier's Plan to Save Baseball, and I'm still laughing.
Congratulations on a grand piece of satire. It would be even funnier if it were not so true.
THOMAS R. McCUBBIN
Glen Burnie, Md.
My thanks for one of the funniest baseball articles I've ever read. I laughed out loud at every other paragraph. If baseball's big businessmen are really getting desperate, they might seriously consider Fels Napier's plan. Anything is worth a try.
New York City
SILVER ANNIVERSARY: EXPERT JUDGMENT
The Silver Anniversary All-America issue is the best I have read. I wanted you to know that men of sports will so judge it.
EARL H. BLAIK
West Point, N.Y.
I think the article by Martin Kane,...Et Toujours le Champion (SI, Dec. 22) is the greatest sports story I've ever read—it's just fabulous!
C. C. MOSELEY
Beverly Hills, Calif.
The Man Who Wouldn't (SI, Dec. 22) is dangerously seditious. It also is the brightest, most delightful and thoughtful piece of journalism I have seen in a long, long time.
GOLF: THE BILLION-YARD FILL
In my view, no writer can quite equal Herbert Warren Wind in his description of the many facets of the ancient and honorable game of golf. His article (New Course in Puerto Rico, SI, Dec. 22) describing Laurance Rockefeller's fabulous Dorado Beach golf course, built on 1,200 lush acres in Puerto Rico, is no exception.