The Reds Is Dead (March 19)—just as they were last year, when you said they would end up in sixth place.
I must agree that Cincinnati's Reds arc having their troubles, but they are far from dead. They just started to live.
Better the National League with Dead Reds than the American League with nine teams that never even lived!
MRS. JACK NUTTER
Three cheers for Walter Bingham. The Reds is dead.
East Peoria, Ill.
Your candid snapshot of Gene Freese sliding into second, with unfortunate results thereof, was simply fantastic!
I experienced shooting pains in my left ankle (which I broke 12 years ago) for the rest of the day.
I agree with Bob Cousy about the defensive game (Basketball—or Vaudeville? March 19). More stress has got to be put on it. I think one way might be the elimination of the 24-second rule.
I am still much in favor of raising the baskets to 12 feet. As Bob says, the 7-footer will still be 12 inches closer than the 6-footer. But the tall man, though closer, would still not be at the basket nor above the basket. He would be under it.
With all the discussion pro and con about raising the baskets, it's odd how little experimentation has actually been arranged to observe the practical advantages of higher goals.
W. ROSS BOOKER
Kansas City, Mo.
How about an actual experiment, televised—a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED promotion—between altitude-divided teams of all-star pros?