If major league baseball moves out of Cleveland to San Diego (SCORECARD, Aug. 7), it will be the biggest farce in the history of money-hungry baseball-club owners. If Cleveland, with the biggest stadium in the league and largest season attendance in history, is not a major league city, you name one. You might as well move the Yankees to Glendale (to join Casey)!
DONALD P. SMITH, M.D.
New Monmouth, N.J.
The San Francisco Bay area has always wanted a first-class (no Angels for us, please) American League team. As the Giants have been accepted here, so the Indians will also be accepted, only with even greater pleasure.
What in the world do you know about the possible moving and relocation of the Cleveland Indians? You spend so much time and space covering the various New York Yankee superstars that I consider it rather presumptuous of you to write about the asinine rumors flying around other teams.
In the future just stick to writing about areas you know something about—the Yankees and such major sports as food, sightseeing and chess.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Thanks for writing something about Lisa Lane (Queen of Knights and Pawns, Aug. 7) and the greatest game ever devised by man: chess.
ROBERT L. NELSON
Thanks from all of us for the superb article on Lisa Lane, the biggest publicity break ever for chess!
Vice-President, F�d�ration Internationale des �checs
I like SPORTS ILLUSTRATED because it is decisive. But the one article I didn't agree with was Nobody Likes the Dodgers (Aug. 14) by Jim Brosnan (who, by the way, is slightly prejudiced). You tell Jim that I like the Dodgers. Also tell him that baseball is not a popularity contest.
As one who frequently does not see eye to eye with the umpire, let me say that the "gentleman in blue" on your cover (July 31) is typical. He is calling the play with his eyes closed!
I knew it all the time.
J. B. THOMAS
A very clear and colorful picture, but could you explain to me how the umpire's right arm grew a left hand?