To Ban or Not to Ban
Your comments about baseball and androstenedione are right on (SCORECARD, Feb. 21). The reason baseball doesn't outlaw the drug is that, by doing so, it might take away credibility from (or cause an asterisk to be placed next to) Mark McGwire's record. McGwire's seasonlong competition with Sammy Sosa helped pull baseball out of the sewer after the strike.
BRUCE SAGE, Troy, Mich.
Up with Isiah
I never liked the Detroit Pistons, but I could never say anything bad about Isiah Thomas (I Got a League! Feb. 7). Now he has impressed me even more. How great to see somebody truly give back to the game. The required daily workouts for a player in the league, the suit and tie, the anti-double-teaming rule. Nice job, Isiah!
JON HOOD, Omaha
Brand Is Grand
Your selection of Lamar Odom of the L.A. Clippers as the NBA's Rookie of the Year misses the mark. Elton Brand (above) of the Chicago Bulls is in the top 25 in the league in scoring and the top 10 in rebounding. Odom may do a little bit of everything, but Brand does the most important things far better.
JOE SPITZZERI, Elburn, Ill.