I am curious to know the translation of the Japanese characters on the illustration of Ken Griffey Jr. by Kinuko Craft (An Outside Pitch, Feb. 10). While the artist's red signature mark seems to be a clever reworking of Seattle Mariners, I can't be sure. Do the characters in the upper lefthand corner represent an editorial comment? If so, I hope you'll share it with your readers.
?The characters you refer to translate into " Ken Griffey Jr." in the left column and " Seattle Mariner" in the right. The red mark in the lower righthand corner is Kinuko Craft's seal, and the characters are the artist's name.—ED.