THE CARDS' SERIES
I can't remember ever reading a more enjoyable, more descriptive or more humorous article on a World Series than Ron Fimrite's piece on the sixth and seventh games between St. Louis and Milwaukee (For All You Do, This Hug's for You, Nov. 1). Fimrite is to be congratulated on his warm insight into the proceedings.
Congratulations on your World Series coverage by Steve Wulf and Ron Fimrite. I have one complaint, though. I know the pro basketball season is starting, but Moses Malone on the Nov. 1 cover? Pitiful. I've been a St. Louis Cardinal fan for 22 years and was looking forward to seeing the best team in baseball featured there. Let's give credit where it's due.
As I recall, in your baseball preview issue (April 12) you picked St. Louis to finish fourth in the National League East, behind the New York Mets. I believe you owe the world champion Cardinals an apology.
JAMES S. REED
NEW KID IN PHILLY
Your Nov. 1 cover, with Moses Malone standing there ready to bring the NBA title to Philly where it belongs, is just awesome.
Canal Fulton, Ohio
Manny Millan's cover photograph of Moses Malone caught my interest, and I'd like to know if Malone was actually there with all of those people when the photo was taken, or was the cover actually two pictures in one? My judgment is that Moses was superimposed onto the background. If it was only one photo, where was it taken?
DREW J. KUNKEL
University Park, Pa.
My son says your cover photo of Malone was taken in Philadelphia. I say it doesn't look like a Philly crowd. Who's right?
THOMAS C. DUDDY
?The picture was taken on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Millan brought Moses there on Oct. 10 to pose alone for the cover. However, they discovered that it was a Super Sunday in Philly, one of the several Sundays during the year on which the museum, the Franklin Institute and the Academy of Natural Sciences, institutions located along the city's Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sponsor a festival, complete with booths, food and entertainment, for the enjoyment of the public. Some of the festivalgoers thronging the area in front of the museum decided that they would pose for SI's cover photo, too.—ED.
Malone has the name of Moses and the patience of Job. But in the picture on the Nov. 1 cover, I see a blue-eyed blond seemingly about to take a big bite out of the $13.2 million man. What else will Malone have to endure to reach the Promised Land?
KENNETH N. KASHNER
As a St. Joseph's graduate—we are a university now—I share the enthusiasm John Papanek expressed in his tribute to Portland Trail Blazer Coach Jack Ramsay (A Man Who Never Lets Down, Nov. 1). Dr. Jack became a symbol of excellence for all students at St. Joseph's during his 11 years there. He was able to compete both intellectually and athletically with those from better-known and more prestigious schools. I'm indebted to you for paying tribute to a man who truly represents excellence in all aspects of life.
EDWARD P. GAVIGAN
Upper Marlboro, Md.
I was thrilled to open the Nov. 1 issue and see Southern Methodist Tailback Eric Dickerson breaking loose on one of his long gains ( Mustangs on a Stampede, Nov. 1). SMU has struggled through some lean years. Then last season was like shooting a hole in one when you're playing golf by yourself. The Mustangs were 10-1, but no one seemed to know it—probably because SMU was on NCAA probation and couldn't go to a bowl or appear on national TV. The simple fact is that the Mustangs are one of the best teams in the country. So thanks to John Papanek for an entertaining article, and to SI for some long awaited recognition.