Boys' Latin response
As a Boys' Latin alumnus, I was thrilled to witness the Lakers' recent MIAA Division A lacrosse championship victory over Loyola. However, the day before the contest, some disparaging remarks concerning Boys' Latin transfer students were made by Loyola coach Joe McFadden in The Sun. Those remarks require clarification. First, it should be noted that all private schools in the area accept transfer students. This past year, for instance, St. Paul's accepted several senior transfers who assisted them in winning MIAA championships in football and basketball.
Motivations for transfers vary. Speaking from experience, when I transferred from McDonogh School to Boys' Latin in 1975, I was a marginal athlete. My choice to attend Boys' Latin was not based on athletics. Rather, I viewed it as a better environment to fully realize my potential as a student and person. Throughout its long history, Boys' Latin has willingly accepted transfer students regardless of athletic prowess.
Myers was right
Thanks to Randy Myers for his May 14 letter. Readers of The Sun have had to endure Ken Rosenthal's negative columns for quite some time. His continual bashings of Art Modell, Peter Angelos, Ravens players, Orioles players, etc., have grown tiresome and irritating to Baltimore sports fans. Rosenthal is a prime example of all that is wrong with today's media.
This latest event with Randy Myers is typical of a Rosenthal column. He searches for something negative in an otherwise positive situation, twists the truth enough to write a column, proceeds to bash someone or something related to Baltimore sports and then continues to beat it into the ground.
Ken Rosenthal ought to spend some time with homeless people. Maybe then he would hesitate before unlashing such a vicious and unfair attack against Orioles pitcher Randy Myers. Instead, he should applaud athletes like Myers and others, like Eric Davis, who devote needed resources to Baltimore's
schoolchildren. These athletes represent the highest ideal of the successful professional.
Douglas L. Colbert
No parking for O's fans
I read with interest that Peter Angelos is to build a 22-story hotel with a walkway connection to the Convention Center -- the location being the area bounded by Paca, Howard, Pratt and Camden streets. Nowhere did the article state where the ticket-holders who park on these lots will now park.
Angelos and John Moag's parking feud has inconvenienced Orioles fans and moved them to parking spaces distant to Oriole Park. There is not now ample disabled parking. Moag and Angelos have complimentary parking and complimentary tickets. Why should they care?
Bring Murray back again
I think the Orioles did a wonderful thing when they brought Eddie Murray back to hit his 500th home run last year. Now, they should bring him back to retire with the team. It is only right, and the Orioles could use some help off the bench. It would be the proper closure to a Hall of Fame career.
What's in a name?
I'm glad Ken Rosenthal is able to forgive and forget so easily. I wonder if a true Colts fan would feel the same. He wrote that the possible move of the Indianapolis Colts to Cleveland would "correct one of the greatest injustices in sports history." -- all because this could return the Colts name to Baltimore.
A lot more than names were taken from Baltimore and Cleveland. Will football ever really be the same in these two great football cities? I wonder if a name can do that much. I wonder if the fans who remember Johnny Unitas and Otto Graham will be "healed" as easily as Rosenthal.
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Pub Date: 6/22/97