Real Pittsburgh fans root no matter what
Pittsburgh sports fans ... shame on you!
I see a lot of Steeler stickers, Penguin posters and Penn State paraphernalia in the area. I don't see much Pirate or Pitt football support.
The simple reason for this is that the Steelers, Penguins and Nittany Lions are traditionally better than the Pirates and Panthers.
Ask a Pittsburgh fan how the Pirates are doing, and he will likely say he doesn't follow baseball. Ask another fan if the Panthers won on Saturday, and he'll say he is a Penn State fan because they are the local team.
The truth is, nobody likes a loser.
Pittsburgh fans are no different. The problem is this is the definition of a fair-weather friend. Either you are a Pittsburgh fan or not. You should take the good with the bad. Root for the Pirates even though they haven't been good for many, many years. Cheer on the Panthers when they are 2-5. That's what a real fan would do. I want to see more Pirate T-shirts and Panther license plates!
And I want to see all of you wearing your Pens jersey in five years when they stink, too.
Jeff Ward, Hollidaysburg
Dodger fan getting depressed
What has happened to the Pittsburgh Pirates organization pales in comparison to what has happened to a once-proud major league team like the Los Angeles Dodgers.
This is the first time in baseball history that the commissioner of baseball has removed an organization by taking it away from its owner and appointing a representative to take total charge of the operations.
I am praying and hoping that a member of the O'Malley family will be appointed to step in and take over all aspects of the Dodgers.
The O'Malley family should have never sold the Dodgers to any outsider who doesn't believe in bleeding "Dodger blue."
I grew up as a fan of the Dodgers, and this is how I feel. But as difficult as it is for me, it must be an even sadder day for someone like Tommy Lasorda to see what has happened to his Dodgers.
This has to break his heart, and he didn't deserve this embarrassment.