In Charles Krauthammer’s April 22 column “Our own Mickey Mantle” about the Washington Nationals baseball club, he stated that in early spring he skips the front page of The Washington Post and goes straight to the Sports section. As he said, “It’s not until I’ve fully savored the baseball box scores that I resignedly turn to politics.”
Imagine that, a renowned national publication that has the temerity to still publish baseball box scores, when we were told by The News & Observer that box scores no longer matter in the coverage of baseball.
What the Post publishers, Krauthammer and all baseball fans know is that box scores are an integral part of the fabric of baseball to be observed daily in order to understand what is going on in baseball across the country. By discontinuing box scores and relegating all baseball news to one page at the back of the Sports section, you do a disservice to your readers and the grand old game of baseball.