BOX OFFICE BO
Re your article on Bo Belinsky (SCORECARD, Aug. 26), don't you have your words mixed up and it's the Angels who are insufferable and not Bo?
In three different minor league parks Bo drew 37,794. At the same time, in three different major league parks the Bo-less Angels drew 22,209.
C. A. LEIGHTON
?Last week, with Bo on the mound, the Angels played one game for 476 paying customers.—ED.
FROM BIG V
The article by Virginia Kraft entitled Biggest, Loudest Show in U.S. Sport (Sept. 9) is a very fine picture of the Grand American Trapshoot.
Vandalia, however, can hardly be considered a "sleepy midwestern town tucked beneath the wing of nearby Dayton." Between the 1950 and 1960 census our population increased 600%, and today is estimated at 7,500.
I always read and enjoy SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, but feel that I must endeavor to correct the impression of our city given in your article.
BEN G. ARMSTRONG
PROS AND CONS
The pro football coverage (Sept. 9) was great. Being an American Football League fan, I think the caliber of football has become tops.
The next step is for the AFL to get better officiating.
Twice in Balboa Stadium, once last season and in the Buffalo game September 8, the Chargers have drawn ridiculous penalties that have all but given their opponents a score. In both instances, 15-yard penalties were called for infractions of the rules during play. Then two successive penalties were handed out to the unhappy Chargers for complaining about the first one, giving the opponents 45 yards and putting them in scoring position.
Fans go to watch football games, not grandstanding referees.