BASEBALL ISSUE: SALAAM FROM A FAN
Salaams! Your special baseball issue (SI, April 15) is a pure gem, and the 32-page scouting report by your team of baseball writers and reporters is a tremendous boon to this fan, who has the proper enthusiasm but a slightly waning ability to retain the statistics and figures. Encouraged by Mr. Creamer's article (A Salute to the Fan), I plan to join the ladies on the bench next spring in Sarasota, clutching this special issue for comparison's sake—if it holds together that long.
BASEBALL ISSUE: PERFECTION
All the stories, photos and features were excellent.
ROBERT J. MOSS
BASEBALL ISSUE: FACTS
Enjoyed the new statistics and scouting reports most.
BASEBALL ISSUE: ADVICE
Now that you have pointed out the various shortcomings and strong points of every park, something can be done to improve them.
J. F. MILLER
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
BASEBALL ISSUE: TREASURE
The color picture of Babe Ruth is a treasure.
BASEBALL ISSUE: FUN AND GAMES
Unquestionably, Ogden Nash is a great poet of the present time, but his Decline and Fall of a Roman Umpire will never, in my book especially, be listed as great.
That uncouth spectator winning over the umpire didn't seem fair to me.... In demoting Umpire Tony Caesar, Nash gave me the impression that the real bums among spectators are untouchable, while the umpires take the consequences.
By way of rebuttal, I offer this:
The Decline and Crash of Ogden Nash
Although generally of calm, judicial demeanor I am writing this
Because frankly I am prejudice.