This was exactly the sort of thing Mr. Hoffman referred to.
I suggest that a special magazine be published for people like Mr. Hoffman. It would be aptly entitled Grunt Illustrated and would cover such classic athletic endeavors as gladiator fighting, pyramid building, stone throwing, ditch digging and professional wrestling (the biggest grunt of all).
The sports that Mr. Hoffman objects to require a little intelligence. Would this be where his trouble lies?
OUT BY A FOOT
Several of us who watch major league baseball on television have noticed that often Vic Powers and other first basemen remove their feet from the base a fraction of a second before the ball arrives on a throw-out from the infield.
Isn't this against the rules?
CY LELAND JR.
?Technically, yes, but for safety's sake umpires permit it to avoid tripped runners and broken-legged first basemen.—ED.