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People in glass houses ...

Letters to the Editor
Published May 9, 2004

Just where does Doug George-Kanentiio from Ontario come off belittling our Lightning jerseys and logo? (Your Turn, May 2) One team from his homeland, the Canadiens, has two names, and another has a leaf. How cool.

>-- David Lubin, Tampa

ABC biased against Lightning

In my book, the ABC announcers failed miserably.

The ABC crew gave the Lightning not one bit of credit. Martin St. Louis was too short. Captain Dave Andreychuk was too old; problems between Vinny Lecavalier and coach John Tortorella; and the best goalies were Martin Brodeur and Ed Belfour. (Aren't those two goalies sitting at home right now?) Even when the Lightning was up 3-1, you would have thought the Flyers were winning the game.

I guarantee you that in about a week, the ABC crew will be looking for a seat on the Lightning bandwagon. Maybe there will be a few Lightning fans that you haven't annoyed yet who will move over a bit and share their seat. But not me.


-- Rita Manguso, Odessa

Improve, then ask for stadium

I can see it now. The Devil Rays need a new $500-million waterfront stadium with a retractable roof in order to remain "economically viable" (Trading Trop for trendy, Wednesday). Didn't I read a story in the Times recently about what to do with the the land under the Bayfront Center? John Romano's right. They need to make the baseball team "viable" first.


-- Michael Moore, St. Pete Beach

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