by: Dan Howard
Dear Mr. Olney,
Have you taken leave of your senses? Is your office located near a mortician and the formaldehyde fumes have clouded your thinking? Or do you have a profound hatred of the Cincinnati Reds? I make the last statement considering two of your top ten teams beat the Reds to win the World Series – 1939 Yankees and the 1970 Orioles, granted two other top ten teams beat the Padres for their championship, 1984 Tigers and 1998 Yankees, but San Diego doesn’t have the baseball pedigree that Cincinnati has.
How, in the name of everything baseball, could you possibly place the 1998 New York Yankees ahead of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds on your top ten list? Yes, the ’98 Yankees was a great team, deserving of a top ten spot, but not at number one?
In writing this I wanted to do a little research about you, I found you grew up in Vermont, probably a follower of the Red Sox, so your bias against the Reds could be vengeance for the ’75 World Seri...