Todd –

Sorry this took a lot longer than anticipated. Dick and I finally hooked up Monday evening about 12:30 am our time and 2:30 am his time. The Giants were looking at players and trying to add to their pitching staff and beat the trade deadline. Perhaps you read about the trade that brought L. Hernandez to the Giants. Dick was very involved in that trade as he is the VP of Player Personnel for the Giants. The two (2) players traded by the Giants were 1st round draft picks made by Dick. Long story short — he has been on the road.

Enclosed is the All-Star ballot that Dick completed with me on the phone. You’ll be pleased to know he had very insightful reasons for each selection — popularity was not one of his selection criteria.

Also, enclosed with the ballot is your letter and my note to Dick. He and his family live outside of Kansas City. I’m confident that he will send you a note shortly.

Again, sorry for the delay.

Best wishes and good luck with your game.

Paul L.

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