Three volumes? Please. You could fill the Library of Congress with reasons to hate the Yankees.
DAVID BENSON, Lenox, Mass.
Reilly forgot the biggest reason of all: 25 World Championships. Everyone hates a winner.
JAY C. WHIPPLE, Baltimore
Leave it to Reilly to bad-mouth Yankees P.A. announcer Bob Sheppard. He is a part of Yankees tradition, and his voice gives me chills every time I set foot in Yankee Stadium.
PHIL CARLUCCI, Syracuse, N.Y.
Here are some of the best reasons to love the Yankees. Marilyn Monroe married one. Paul O'Neill roams the same spot that Babe Ruth did. They play at Yankee Stadium, not BellAtlanticMobile3ComQualcommOmnipoint Park. Fans get a tantalizing glimpse of the field as the No. 4 train approaches the 161st Street elevated station. Don Larsen threw out the ceremonial first pitch on the day that David Cone tossed a perfect game. When a Yankees fan is asked, "When was the last time your team won the World Series?" he doesn't have to consult a copy of The Baseball Encyclopedia. Yogi.
STEVE MIRSKY, Bronx, N.Y.
A Matter of Merit
I agree with Ron Fimrite with respect to All-Century team errors. I had Josh Gibson, Roberto Clemente and Satchel Paige on my team because they were the best at playing the game.
BILL LYONS, Hood River, Ore.
The Scorecard column by Ron Fimrite on players who should have made major league baseball's All-Century team (Nov. 1) was a horrible example of political correctness. While Josh Gibson and Roberto Clemente (above) may deserve inclusion, Fimrite's reasons for including them—to correct the omission of a Negro leaguer and a Latin American—are the worst possible. If you want a colorblind society, stop looking at skin color.
DAVID LONG, Houston