It is essential for Munson to improve his score to truly be a representative of our community.
It's time for changes in Major League Baseball
To the editor:
I know umpiring is a very tough job to get it right 100 percent of the time. We witnessed that recently when a blown call took a perfect game away from Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers.
Umpires are human and make mistakes, but it is time to fix some things across the board in Major League Baseball.
In my opinion, Major League Baseball should have an instant replay policy put in place now. If MLB had it, this would not have happened to Galarraga.
Another thing that has puzzled me for years is the difference in the playing fields from stadium to stadium. I think the size of the playing field at every stadium should be the same. What other sport has to deal with this dilemma? None that I can think of.
Also while they're at it, let's decide to make both leagues have the pitchers bat or have a designated hitter.
Come on, Commissioner Bud Selig, fix these things now. The game needs it.
Table game costs out of reach for local residents
To the editor:
Table game minimums of $100, $50 and $25 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races might appeal to some, but it is economic segregation for locals.
I have been to many casinos. Some in Nevada had 25-cent craps, but $1 minimum usually can be found before evening prime-time hours nearly everywhere.
I learned to play craps using a method of three chips with odds and three bets. Even at a $1 table, it costs me $33 for one round. That is plenty for an ordinary person.
While it might be impressive to see players pull out wads of $100 bills at Charles Town's high minimum tables, it defeats the idea of a lottery where just about everyone can play.
Again, lawmakers such as John Doyle, who argued against and then for table games, have let the people down. When table games finally become a reality, only rich out-of-towners get the action.