March 23, 1991
The aging Daves, Winfield and Parker, will probably be gone from Anaheim within a year or two. Hopefully, Doug Rader and Mike Port will precede them. BRIAN YOUNG Los Angeles
October 25, 1986
If ever there was a time for Gene Mauch to play the percentages, it's now. With an 0-25 record in pennant races, he should remove himself from managing. BRIAN YOUNG Glendale
April 30, 2013 |
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January 1, 1987
If ever there were a time for Gene Mauch to play the percentages, it's now. With an 0-25 record in pennant races, he should remove himself from managing. BRIAN YOUNG Glendale Editor's note: These letters represent many of the best received by The Times in 1986
April 16, 1991 |
A 16-year-old spectator at a YMCA-sponsored basketball game was charged with killing a player by stabbing him with a metal table leg during a melee in the final seconds of a tournament game. Brian Young of Niagara Falls was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lloyd Newton, 19, of New York City, during the game Sunday. Authorities were investigating reports of a feud between the two schools in the competition.
December 17, 1988
So the Angels will "Add to Port's Role" (Dec. 14). Fine. Just put him where he can't do any more damage. Who, given a choice, would pick a boss who treats people the way Mike Port has treated Doug DeCinces, Bill Buckner, Bob Boone, Wally Joyner, et al? Players talk, and I have to believe the word is out. Move Port up and out as general manager. And please spare us "The Little General" (Gene Mauch). Bring in Mr. Spock. At least he's half human. BRIAN YOUNG Glendale