THE THREE KINGS
Even though I am a true Canadiens fan, I would like to suggest a name for the Los Angeles Kings' line of Marcel Dionne, Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor (These Three Kings Are Unbeatable, Nov. 12). How about the Coast Line?
My daughter thinks that the Do Line is the name for Dionne, Simmer and Taylor, but to me it is obvious that considering all the points and dollars they earn for the Kings, they should be the Bread Line.
In view of your SCORECARD items (April 16 and June 25) on my efforts to keep down the costs to fans of food at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, your readers might be interested to know that hot dog prices at Candlestick were again an issue in October, but the Recreation and Park Commission voted 5-2 to deny increases in concession prices. Citing inflationary pressures, Stevens California Enterprises, Inc. requested a boost of 25� on vended beer, 10� on vended hot dogs, 15� on vended Polish sausages, 15� on concession-stand beer and 5� on concession-stand hot dogs and Polish sausages—all of which, by my calculations, would have increased Stevens' gross concessions revenue by more than $500,000.
The generous space your magazine devoted to the story of the 1978 nickel surcharge on vended hot dogs was an important factor in causing Rec and Park to rescind that charge, and it was instrumental in preventing the October boost.
I won't attend Rec and Park meetings again—I'm retiring. However, I offer my notes to anyone who wishes to pursue such matters in the future. Surely the opportunity to purchase food—especially hot dogs—at a fair price is as much a part of the game as is rooting for the home team.
Redwood City, Calif.