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Those men, from my point of view, had no respect for the referee or for the laws of the NBA. I should think that the NBA would have fined them for their unsportsmanly conduct. They should definitely have stricter laws concerning this type of "boxing."
LUSTER AND LUCRE
?We welcome any opinion, including a dissent, from a tennis champion whose play at Forest Hills this year and in years past seldom, if ever, lacked luster.—ED.
I can understand why payola is ethically and legally wrong where an inferior product can be promoted at the expense of a superior product. But payment of money to players does not seem to fall into that class. This seems rather to be one of the few examples in the entire social-financial world where superiority is rewarded according to the degree of superiority and inferiority is left out.
NEEDED: TIGER TAMERS
Their demise reminds me of another very disappointing team, the Detroit Tigers. Like the Giants, Detroit had a nucleus of very fine young players who also played for themselves and not as a team. Like the Giants, they had backstop, infield and bullpen problems that went from bad to worse because inefficient management refused to correct them. Like the Giants, the Tigers had easygoing managers who refused to crack the whip and demand game-winning hits and instead let their "sluggers" aim for club home run records.
But then there's Candlestick Park. Thanks to that wind, people say. Don't forget that the Pirates, Braves and those Cinderella Cardinals were faced with the same problem. And yet, they did much better. Why? They let that wind hex psychology out of their minds and concentrated on getting used to it. They did it. The Giants didn't and that's the difference.