Did Whitney Tower and William Leggett watch the same Kentucky Derby?
In your May 13 issue Mr. Tower says that Buck's Bid's trainer found solace in the extreme outside post position. On the next page Mr. Leggett calls post position 23 (Buck's Bid's) the worst.
One of these noted gentlemen has slipped in his stirrups.
ON THE AIR
I very much enjoyed your new feature (TV/ Radio, May 6, by William Leggett). I feel that television and radio have become so vital to the success and enjoyment of sports that this column will be not only welcome but necessary.
Now that your Mr. Leggett has (correctly) gone out of his way to be so nice to NBC's hockey crew, I trust he will be equally fair to a lot of other TV sportscasters. Which means he should blast them for failing to keep their mouths shut for more than two seconds at a time, for repeating useless information and for filling the air with clich�s. I vote for Rick Barry as the best new face in the business in a long time.
WRONG IS RIGHT
My sincerest compliments for the impressive scenic photography by Stephen Green-Armytage (The Right Place at the 'Wrong' Time, May 6). However, I wish to take exception to your "wrong" season, as you term it. You can have the summer with its heat, humidity and crowded beaches and expressways. I'll take the quiet off-season anytime. It is the perfect time to get away from the papier-mach� simulation of the daily grind and find peace.
WILLIAM F. O'BRIEN