Re Goodbye, Candlestick (Page A1, Dec. 22): Ah, Candlestick Park. What memories. We lost cozy Seals Stadium at 16th and Bryant, but we found ample parking at the new stadium. Charles Harney, the local contractor who had sold the city most of the land for the park, was upset when the new stadium was not named after him. I spent one of the coldest afternoons of my life watching the Oakland Raiders play at Candlestick, but mainly I remember watching the San Francisco Giants there. In centerfield, who else but No. 24, Willie Mays? I remember Orlando Baby Bull Cepeda, looking good even when he struck out. And once the ump called it a balk when the wind blew pitcher Stu Miller off the mound. And one very cold, late, extra-innings game, only the hard-core fans were left watching when at 1 a.m. the Giants closing pitcher, Don McMahon, came out without a jersey under his numbers. And those memories are just for starters when it comes to Candlestick.
-- Don Anderson, Folsom