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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
May 07, 1973
A POW'S VIEWSirs:Thanks to John Underwood for his moving article on Major Neal Jones (Opal Two Is Back, April 23). If any good can come of the ordeals of Major Jones and the other POWs, perhaps it will be to turn us from our petty gripes and grievances toward attaining the kind of faith and courage that can allow a man who has lived through 6� years of hell to say, "I've been lucky. I've been kicky all my life."MIKE BALLARDAckerman, Miss.
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May 07, 1973

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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ROYAL BERTH
Sirs:
When I saw your Contents page entry for a story on the Kansas City Royals (Now Comes the Big Blue Machine, April 23), I was skeptical, since the Royals have been ignored so much. But your article was terrific. I was also very happy to see the recognition given John Mayberry, the next superhero. Good work, SI, for taking an untraveled path.
STEVE BRADSHAW
Bartlesville, Okla.

Sirs:
I regard William Leggett's article on Kansas City as a timeless preview of a solid and determined baseball team. With rookie Manager Jack McKeon and his running and hitting offense, the Royals will definitely be a contender for years to come.
ROBERT GLASSBERG
Brooklyn

Sirs:
Cheers for Manager McKeon, who has his hitters swinging on 3-and-0 counts. I have always had trouble understanding the need for the "automatic take" in this situation and am happy to know that one manager is ignoring the custom. I hope Red Sox Manager Eddie Kasko reads the article before we play K.C. Incidentally, managers should forget about the intentional walk, too.
ZOE WHITE
Millbury, Mass.

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