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Letters to Sports: 'Fatso' reference degrading

<b>"Fatso" reference degrading, offensive</b>

EDITOR: I believe Lowell Cohn hit a low when he wrote his column on the Giants that appeared last Sunday in The Press Democrat with the headline "Giants need Fatso's bat to carry weight."

The word "fatso" was used seven times in the article.

Lowell even used "fatso" when referring to Pablo Saddoval as the MVP of the 2012 World Series.

Lowell could have stated that Pablo was overweight and his editorial would have been OK. Lowell even states that he is overweight. Since Lowell is a professional in his field I guess calling him "fatso" would be OK.

"Fatso" is a word that offends people and Pablo deserves to be treated like a professional just as much as any person who has a weight problem.

Lowell is probably not going to change since Wednesday in his editorial on the 49ers' win against the Washington Redskins he referred to the Washington team and certain players as "clowns" 13 times.

<b>TED CHAMBERLAIN</b>

<b>Santa Rosa</b>


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