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There Is No Dodging Campanella Treatment

August 16, 2003

The Dodgers' treatment of Campy's widow is an unforgivable outrage.

I hope that everyone who was at "Roy Campanella Night" at the Coliseum (my greatest baseball memory) is enraged by this heartless act. Campy did more for his team from his wheelchair than any other player did with his spikes on.

If I thought he would forgive me, I would become a Giants' fan. Heads should roll.

Mike Moore

Playa del Rey

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In Bill Plaschke's article, he unduly criticizes the Dodgers for not retaining artifacts from their rich history. He fails to realize that several historical items are on display at Dodger Stadium, including the glove used by Sandy Koufax in his second no-hitter, a uniform worn by Gil Hodges and the actual home plate from the final game at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field.

Sure, Roy Campanella's widow has admirably decided to auction off some of the Campanella family's personal items for charity, but if Mr. Plaschke is really that interested in finding "someone powerful enough to stand in front and make it stop," he ought to try looking within to the folks at the Los Angeles Times.

Mr. Plaschke does not seem overly concerned with the Dodger history from Brooklyn, so perhaps The Times should contribute to the chronicling of Los Angeles' baseball history. Is it not The Times that is charged with providing current news to the people of Los Angeles, and also preserving the history of the city as well?

Maybe The Times would foot the bill to host a Dodger museum in downtown Los Angeles. I bet the Dodgers would gladly contribute memorabilia to fill the display cases.

Adam Rosner

Encino

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