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Somebody Tell Leitner to Please Lighten Up

May 28, 1988

Well, Ted Leitner has done it again. On May 12, he stupidly inferred that Chicago fans were less than normal. Would somebody please inform Teddy that every city has its fair share of louts, goofs and morons? Of course, if Teddy sat with the common folk, he would know that. Although he couldn't be expected to know that about the Sad Sack Padres, since they don't have any fans unless the team is 27 games in front.

But the worst part of his commentary was the irresponsible attempt to make news, as opposed to reporting it. His comments suggesting harm to Eric Show in his first post-Dawson Wrigley Field visit--Teddy even went so hysterically far as to mention the FBI and a rifle--were the depths of sensationalist journalism as he tried in vain to create controversy where none existed.

Sorry, Teddy. Nothing happened in Chicago when Show pitched. We guess, as hard as it is to believe, that the people of Chicago have more important things to concern themselves with than a second-rate pitcher on a third-rate team covered by a fourth-rate talking head. No, the only "goof" label here is the one that applies to Ted Leitner.

JENI and TOM DiVERDE

Vista

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