FOR OCT. 26, 2015
Learning about the cadre of contributors—producers, directors, announcers, cameramen and even rats—who helped capture the purity and electricity of Carlton Fisk's walk-off homer, I thought: Now that's teamwork.
Eric Atwood, Marietta, Ga.
Reading Tom Verducci's article about Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, I was struck by how different today's TV coverage is. Instead of trying to reach the largest audience possible, the majority of postseason games are now televised by secondary cable networks, bringing in significantly smaller audiences.
Eric Larson, Maplewood, N.J.
Rather than label Michigan punter Blake O'Neill a goat, Michael Rosenberg could have found a herd of goats on the Wolverines' coaching staff. By sending two gunners down the field to cover a punt that no one was back to receive, the coaches left eight men to block 11 rushers. O'Neill never had a chance.
Dan Robinson Walnut Creek, Calif.
If you think about it, Jose Bautista riding a Joey Bats--powered, zero-emissions scooter home is actually the opposite of a sign of the end of the world.
When Phil Taylor said droughts make teams memorable, referring to the Cubs' futility and the Red Sox' failure to win between 1918 and 2004, he forgot to mention that the White Sox went without a championship from 1917 to 2005, two years longer than Boston. Apparently some droughts are more memorable than others.
Taylor's essay on the virtues of endless waits for victory has me revising my life strategy to include fasting, unemployment and celibacy. The anticipatory joy of that eventual meal, paycheck and loving encounter should keep me going for at least the next 50 years.
Alan Miller, Oakland
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