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It always strikes me as odd the way ballplayers seem to arrive to the O’s, stay without much fanfare while busting their butts for the game (Mussina started to grow calluses in his fingers, for heaven’s sake!), and then leave (Cheap Seats, “Exes and O’s,” 7/27). Angelos’ inability to retain these players is appalling. So what’s next? I guess that on Ripken’s last game they’ll have to close the park due to Angelos’ lack of interest with the rest of the O’s?

Columbia, Md.