To the editor of THE EAGLE:

Having seen a few baseball games in my 39 years of experience in professional baseball, has both educated and rewarded me with many wonderful experiences. That being said, I feel I have an idea of what qualifies as good high school coaching -- a commitment beyond job description as well as the ability to help young players not only get better but to also experience what a winning team is all about.

Having watched Coach Bob Moynihan work at Pittsfield High School, my alma mater, albeit from afar at times, he has certainly exhibited the ability to teach and coach young baseball athletes as well as anyone possibly could, as evidenced by the track record that he, his coaches and fundamentally sound, prepared players, have exhibited and performed to champion standards over the years. It boggles my mind, admittedly without knowing any sane reason other than a confidential issue, or just plain stupid ego-driven politics, why this man would be asked to resign. As the last time I checked my sense of fairness and ethics, wouldn't he at least have qualified to go out on his own terms? In my opinion he has certainly earned at least this much respect.

I hope a fair and respectful position will be taken by those calling the shots, or in this case, "missing the call"!

PAUL RICCIARINI

Pittsfield