How can Reilly say that autograph seekers should be punished? Autographs are but one contribution a star athlete makes in return for the millions of dollars he earns. When stars go home to their mansions, they should think about the dreams and hopes they have transferred to the children who have received the autographs.
CLAIRE CABRERA, Chicago
I hope Reilly doesn't go cross-eyed from looking down his nose at us autograph collectors. Earth to Rick: We lunchbox types haven't become jaded from talking to world-class athletes the way you have. We're still far enough removed to get a thrill from a connection, albeit tenuous, to their greatness.
JAMES E. CONBOY, St. Johnsville, N.Y.
How could you wish that an oppressive state like Cuba be granted a Major League Baseball franchise when league officials have passed over deserving cities like Charlotte, Nashville and Washington, D.C. (SCORECARD, April 5)? Beware for what you wish, lest it come true. On the other hand, I'm sure Fidel's regime would work wonders in reducing exorbitant salaries and dealing decisively with players displaying bad attitudes. On second thought, maybe we should give Havana an NBA franchise too.
JASON ROSENBAUM, New York City