Allow me to rebut letter writer Nick Newton's essentially irrelevant criticism of "Bull Durham" (Saturday Letters, June 25).
First of all, the film doesn't "purport" to be "about" anything but what it's about: an honest and humorous look at a season in the life of a minor-league ball team, and the characters who inhabit and follow it.
As for its supposed lack of a "wonderful lesson for young people aspiring to a sports career," I don't recall the film ever making any such claims, nor do I think a morality lesson to be a necessary component of any adult entertainment.
Other irrelevant criticisms:
--Susan Sarandon isn't shown teaching school, I assume, because it's the summer, school's out, and the movie isn't about her school-teaching career, anyway.