Tour de France
Great job, guys. You send Leigh Montville all the way to France to follow the Tour dc France (My Tour with Miguel, Aug. 1), and the best insights he can come up with are that a) it is tough on a car to drive up and down mountains, b) the air conditioning in French hotels isn't up to his standards, and c) Miguel Indur�in is a really good bike rider.
STEVE IANNARELLI, Voorhees, N.J.
As a triathlete, Ironman competitor and a consumer of Mrs. T's Pierogies, I would like to express my concern over your comments implying that Mrs. T's Pierogies should not be a sponsor of the Chicago Triathlon because pierogi are "caloric-laden stuffed-dough concoctions" (SCORECARD, Aug. 1). According to the nutrition label on the box, each pierogi contains 60 calories, less than one gram of fat, 11 grams of carbohydrates and a potato-cheese filling. Pierogi are hardly the empty calories that you suggest they are.
KURT M. CARLAN, Winston-Salem, N.C.
End Game (cont.)
In your item about game-ending home runs (LETTERS, Aug. 1), you forgot Mark McGwire. His homer, which won Game 3 of the 1988 World Series for the Oakland A's, was the second game-ending home run of that Series. The other one, hit by Kirk Gibson of the Los Angeles Dodgers, came in Game 1. No other World Series has had two game-ending home runs.
AUSTIN NELSON, Florence, S.C.