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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
August 22, 1977
BIRD CALLSSir:Thanks for the fine article by Larry Keith on the Baltimore Orioles (Revival and Survival, Aug. 8). And an extra thanks for keeping them off your cover, which has been known to jinx many a pennant contender.BRUCE LANCASTER Baton Rouge
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August 22, 1977

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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?For a very early notice of Robinson, see SI, April 25.—ED.

Sir:
I believe Bob Dunn was guilty of a shocking omission in his article A Bargain, and Bye-Bye Basement (Aug. 8). Ellis Valentine's "gun" may be in a class with the "legendary arms" of Clemente and Furillo—but, gentlemen, Rocky Colavito's arm was in a class by itself!
EARL W. DUIGNAN
Grosse Pointe, Mich.

?Maybe, but Rocky took forever loading up.—ED.

MILLER'S HIGH LIFE
Sir:
Hi, I'm Mark Miller* and I don't smoke. But I still enjoy tobacco, with Copenhagen and sunflower seeds. Yeah, just a few pinches of Copenhagen between ma cheek and gum and a handful of seeds in ma cheeks and I'm all set. I look like a cross between Walt Garrison and a chipmunk but it keeps me alert while counting salmon and watching for grizzly bears. Sets up a right nice rhythm and I can enjoy it anytime. Spit and chew, spit and chew! Only problem is I can't spit through my mosquito head net like Johnny Bench can through his catcher's mask. "Patooey!" Happy chews!

*World-famous fish counter.
MARK MILLER
Cordova, Alaska

EARLY LINE
Sir:
Can you please tell me the magic number for the Los Angeles Dodgers?
SCOTT W. BERRY
Jenison, Mich.

?As of Sunday night, 34.—ED.

MO-PED SPOKESMEN
Sir:
Having recently spilled off my Honda 350, your article Driven by Mo-Ped Madness (Aug. 8) hit me, you might say, where it hurts. The accompanying photographs, showing many mo-ped riders in shorts and one without a shirt, made me doubly thankful that I was wearing Levi's and a shirt when I fell.

As for Commissioner Alsdorf's statement that mo-peds are not able to reach speeds that are "suicidal," 30 mph may not be suicidal, but I will be feeling my 30-mph, fully clothed fall for quite a while. I wonder how the young man in the photograph standing on his mo-ped would feel after falling at 30 mph without a helmet?
JOHN DAVLANTES
Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.

Sir:
You brought out all the good points about the mo-ped phenomenon, but what about the bad ones? In our town there have already been two deaths and one injury.
ROSS LEVINSOHN
Tenafly, N.J.

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