I went to the Bakersfield Condors game on Feb. 2 and instead of a sporting event I was a witness to a prolonged and violent ravaging as Iowa beat Bakersfield 8-0.

Coach Fleming masterfully kept Iowa's goals in the single digits and the team is set to miss the playoffs for a third consecutive year with his steady hand at the helm. The Condors players were very magnanimous by giving Iowa so many goals, generosity most appropriate on the eve of the Tip-A-Condor benefit dinner. The Condors may be last in the Pacific Division but they are first in sympathy, always letting a struggling opposing player end a scoreless streak.

Tristan Wieser, Bakersfield