Feedback: ‘League of Their Own’ doesn’t inform the total story

To learn the in any other case high-quality articles on the brand new TV collection “A League of Their Own,” by Helene Elliott within the Sports activities part [“A Baseball Pioneer in a League of Her Own,” Aug. 9] and Jen Yamato within the Calendar part [“Whole New Ballgame,” Aug. 22], one would get the impression that Penny Marshall’s movie of the identical title is the place the story began.

Marshall’s film is predicated on Kelly Candaele’s documentary of the identical title. His movie for PBS was a part of a collection that gained an Emmy. Candaele wrote the documentary to honor the All-American Women Skilled Baseball League and his mom, who performed in it for 5 years. Helen Callaghan Candaele gained the league’s batting title in 1945. Kelly Candaele helped Marshall along with her film model, and his brother, Casey, performed within the main leagues with the Houston Astros.

John Perez

North Hollywood

Relating to “Why ‘Better Call Saul’ Finale Left Odenkirk Shattered” [Aug. 16]: Not surprisingly, former President Trump is having issues hiring knowledgeable legal professionals to dig him out of his newest authorized jeopardy. He “Better Call Saul.”

Lynne Tieslau Jewell

Los Feliz

Evolving thought of marriage

When discussing fashionable marriage, most individuals, together with The Instances’ Mary McNamara, don’t embrace any point out of how the entire “marriage” factor took place [“Let’s Talk About Marital Reality,” Aug. 18].

Going again to primitive women and men, every had a really primitive want. Males needed to procreate and wanted somebody to look after these youngsters. Ladies had infants who wanted meals and safety. So primarily, it was a really casual mutual support settlement. This settlement advanced over time, as society modified and other people lived longer.

Traditionally, not less than one or each companions would die pretty younger. However now, individuals can keep alive lengthy sufficient to simply be married for 25 years. My marriage simply handed the 55-year mark, which might have horrified my youthful self, who couldn’t think about being this outdated.

Individuals have to evaluation the idea of lifetime marriage to the identical particular person. Individuals change over such a protracted interval, and never all {couples} can change in the identical approach. Realizing this might take the stigma off what’s seen as a “failed” marriage. As an alternative, for many, the time married was successful, and if individuals later modified, then a evaluation of a wedding may very well be justified.

Laura Newman

Santa Barbara

A songwriter with aptitude

Relating to Greg Braxton’s appreciation, “Lamont Dozier Bared His Heart and Soul” [Aug. 11]: The 4 Tops’ rousing anthem, “I Can’t Help Myself,” soared to No. 1 on the charts. Fueled by Levi Stubbs’ driving vocals, the Tops’ candied harmonies, Jack Ashford’s enchanting tambourine and Dozier’s catchy lyrics, it catapulted Motown into the music pantheon. Rolling Stone journal mentioned Dozier culled the chorus “sugar pie, honey bunch” from his grandfather, who referred to as the women that his hairdresser spouse beautified “sugar pie” or “honey bunch.”

Dozier extricated the angst embedded in relationships and crafted infectious, foot-tapping, hand-clapping melodramas. Mr. Dozier, thanks for the music.

Marc D. Greenwood

Opelika, Ala.