One Hand Clapping
Rick, Ichiro doesn't talk to reporters and he's a saintly Zen master (THE LIFE OF REILLY, Sept. 17), but Barry Bonds doesn't talk to reporters and he's the Antichrist (THE LIFE OF REILLY, Aug. 27)?
Leslie Lewis, Palo Alto, Calif.
With respect to Pete Sampras's asking Serena Williams if her blonde braids were real, he cannot be so stupid as to think that this is an appropriate question to ask an African-American woman under any circumstances. Would he similarly ask a white woman, Is that your real hair color, or, Are your breasts real? This is another example of what the Williams sisters have to endure on the lily-white pro tennis circuit.
Brian St. James, Webster Groves, Mo.