Olympics for women, tooApparently, Ken Rosenthal is...

Letters

August 04, 1996

Olympics for women, too

Apparently, Ken Rosenthal is unhappy with NBC's coverage of Olympic boxing. Is it NBC's recognition of women as a viable sports market that has Rosenthal berating NBC for overlooking a "violent, often brutal and at times, maddeningly corrupt" sport? Or is he using his column as a platform to accuse NBC of racial bias in its coverage of the Games?

For decades, sports has been dominated by men -- on the athletic field, in journalistic coverage and in the living room. Welcome to the 1990s, Mr. Rosenthal. Women are as athletic and competitive as men, and they like to watch sports. Men and women do have different interests, although I do know many women who enjoy watching boxing.

Antonio Tarver has had his story told, thank you, Mr. Rosenthal. By the way, I really have been enjoying the equestrian coverage in Atlanta. At the Seoul Games, all I can remember seeing was a lot of boxing. . . . Times must be changing.

Tracy E. McKenna

Kensington

Ads subtract from Games

Imagine if all the international sports heroes we've been so attentively watching this week were to consume all the medicine, junk food and soft drinks advertised on television. There would be no Olympics.

Dr. Brian J. Lerman

Owings Mills

Neckwear change needed?

As I watched the Orioles' last home stand, I couldn't help but notice all the gold chains around the ballplayers' necks, both the Orioles and the visiting teams. As a kid growing up, I remember that athletes would wear silver-plated chains around their necks, and usually the chain had the Miraculous Medal on it. Perhaps the Orioles might want to go back to the silver with the Miraculous Medal.

R.A. Bacigalupa

Baltimore

Trade Mussina? Ridiculous

I see in Buster Olney's July 28 column that the Orioles are considering dealing Mike Mussina. That would remove from the radar screen the Glenn Davis fiasco as the worst move the team had ever made. Here's a young franchise pitcher, one of the top two or three in the league, who offers to take less money to stay with the team, and he's given the cold shoulder. The Orioles certainly would have no trouble trading him to any team in baseball.

Sig Seidenman

Owings Mills

The band played on

Kudos to the Ravens organization and congratulations to John Ziemann and the Baltimore Colts' Band on the agreement they have reached which will enable the band to play at Ravens football games this fall. The agreement ensures that the spirit and tradition of the greatest marching band, playing the greatest fight song, will remain a constant in our lives for generations to come.

Lou Fritz

Linthicum

Second-guessing Rosenthal

I have recently become disgusted with one of your sportswriters, Ken Rosenthal, by name. He is just about the best second-guesser in the business. He always knows what should have been done by the manager after the situation has been handled. It is a different thing to do and not have the chance to do it after the situation has changed.

Robert M. Hubbard

Cockeysville

Let the leader lead

I have been alternately perplexed and amused by the hue and cry for a "leader" by the Orioles brass (and certain Sun sportswriters).

The Baseball Hall of Fame Induction 1996 Catalog contains summaries of the accomplishments of this year's inductees. Of Earl Weaver it states: "In his 17 years as a Baltimore manager, Weaver led his team to six AL East titles, four pennants. . . etc."

The manager as the leader? That's just too radical!

Emma S. Vaughan

Columbia

Murray countdown

Eddie Murray, who performed his magic with 333 homers on 33rd Street at Memorial Stadium, returned to 333 Camden Street at Oriole Park recently to homer in his third at-bat as the Orioles un-retired his No. 33 jersey. For the second straight year, an Oriole will be chasing a record. How about some numbers on the warehouse starting with 492 (now 493) and ending with 500?

Michael Weaver

Dover, Del.

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Pub Date: 8/04/96

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