"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Tom Fitzpatrick expands on the topic of tradition in church and ballpark architecture (June 11), with evocative descriptions of his historic parish in Salem and of Fenway Park. A commenter remarks that Shea Stadium was the archetype of the modern multi-use sports facility. When Shea opened in 1964 it was the park of tomorrow, in the spirit of its Flushing neighbor, the New York World's Fair. Bet a lot of people today would like to have the Polo Grounds back.