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June 24, 2006

U.S. Open coverage stressed negative

I was extremely disappointed in several aspects of The Sun's U.S. Open coverage on Monday.

All of the sports reporters were less than sporting with their blaring, glaring description of Phil Mickelson's "collapse." Everything was negative.

The course was challenging, the four rounds entertaining, the result disappointing for some, but it was golf ... played on a grand scale thanks to the U.S. Golf Association and Winged Foot Golf Club.

The worst and most egregious was the headline "Mickelson self-destructs; Ogilvy is handed title."

The only thing Geoff Ogilvy was handed was the trophy. The golf course handed out the destruction.

George A. Foote

Severna Park

Perlozzo needs a quicker hook

I have to question Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo's pitching decisions. He always seems to leave a struggling pitcher in one at-bat too many.

Daniel Cabrera was all over the plate Tuesday against the Florida Marlins, and it was obvious he was not on his game.

Perlozzo kept him in when the game was still in reach for the Orioles, and he again left a pitcher in past his obvious exit time.

The end result was a two-run homer that put the game out of reach for the Orioles.

Granted, the Orioles don't have the best bullpen. But sometimes you have to take your chances with the bullpen when a starter is obviously struggling.

Phil Bauer

Bel Air

Under Angelos, O's embarrassing

I am an avid Orioles fan, but recently I have started to ask one question: Is Peter Angelos embarrassed by this team?

Why have the Orioles had eight consecutive losing seasons since 1997 and only two playoff appearances since 1993 (the inception of his ownership)?

It's time to take responsibility.

We miss the days when fans, players and coaches around the league respected the dominance of the Oriole Way.

We don't blame the players because we understand the talent of our core group. We don't blame the coaches or general managers because Angelos has gotten rid of people like Davey Johnson, Pat Gillick, Ray Miller, Mike Hargrove and Lee Mazzilli, usually because of "personal reasons."

We blame Angelos for allowing the Orioles to be grouped among the worst franchises in sports.

Spencer Pollock

Baltimore

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