HITS, RUNS AND ERRORS
Congratulations. Your reports on the front office and ball park of each major league team were superb (Scouting Reports 1961, April 10).
The only thing wrong with the whole issue was that you called the Chicago White Sox old. You must remember that they are long on experience.
A team does not perform strictly on the basis of past records. Rookies come through, veterans come back, and unknowns star.
The Cubs will arise because it is not dusty, lifeless statistics that win a ball game; nor is it the predictions of myopic pencil-pushers. It is desire, confidence and team spirit.
The Cardinals' Ernie Broglio and Lindy McDaniel are a better starter-reliever combination than anything the World Champion Pirates can possibly field.
I would like to thank you gentlemen for the raw deal you gave the Detroit Tigers. Jake Wood is going to be the Rookie of the Year, and the Tigers are going to win the pennant.
During his stint with the Detroit Tigers last season, Angel Steve Bilko, "still a West Coast legend," was primarily known for his RNBIs (Runs Not Batted In).
This year's Baseball Issue is a hit in any league.
ALONZO H. ROBINSON
Fort Knox, Ky.
HEY, GETCHA COLD BEER
That was a real gem, that crack of yours that the "best way to go to the ball game in Boston is the MTA." Whose idea was that? Let me explain that to get to Fenway Park from outside of Boston where I live, you get on Suicide Drive, known as the Southeast Expressway, then take another horrible drive through Massachusetts Avenue to the park. Parking isn't easy, but can be done. The Boston police do cooperate during the season. That drive takes 30 minutes door to door, compared to the two hours spent to get home on the MTA, getting pushed, shoved, insulted, smoke blown in your face, and Lord help the children if you have them with you! Gentlemen, please, I know from what I speak. I've traveled both. Your article wasn't very informative, but it sure was funny.
Your description of Yankee Stadium was quite accurate, especially one sentence: "Just try to get away without tipping a stadium usher!"