I couldn't agree more with the Point After by Jerry Kirshenbaum (Dec. 19). The arrogant disregard of baseball owners and players for the fans is disgusting. Yeah, I'll probably come back. But however long the strike lasts is how long I plan to stay away from the ballpark once the matter is settled.
RICHARD NEWTON, Concord, Calif.
In your charts of schools' bowl expenses, I was amazed to see that coaches are given bonuses for going to a bowl game (Small Change, Dec. 26). I can't imagine giving a coach extra money to do what he was hired to do—win games. Does the chair of the English department at Florida receive a bonus if a student is selected as a Rhodes scholar? Will the chair of the chemistry department at Kansas get a little something extra if one of his students goes on to win a Nobel Prize?
MARK FREERKS, Victoria, Texas