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Spring Training Makes Things Interesting

April 05, 1986

For several years now, your paper has given scant coverage of preseason baseball. Meanwhile, it appears you have to fill space by playing up women's basketball, the senior golf tour and other events that must appeal to a small minority of readers.

If you feel the preseason activities of a sport is not worthy of coverage, why cover the Lakers' 82-game preseason?

Spring training is a time for romance, intrigue and fun. Finding out whether a Greg Brock can hold off the challenge of a Franklin Stubbs or if a Rick Burleson can come back after a two-year layoff has the makings of interesting, exciting journalism. It's too bad your editor doesn't see it that way.

SKIP USEN

Santa Monica

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