Letter to the Editor: Whitman wastes money on baseball team

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editors-in-Chief,

I would like to know why Whitman has a baseball team. According to their web site, over the last 10 seasons, the team has a record of 65-297, or a winning percentage of 17.95 percent. Over the last five years, their record is even worse: 21-168 or 11.11 percent.

It seems there are better ways the college could allocate resources. I can only imagine the expense of sending the team to Arizona for four games, like they did just last week. Travel, lodging, staff salaries–all for a team that barely wins one out of 10 games? Are you kidding me?

Bill Huntington, Archives Assistant