What Reilly suggested to Sosa would have put him in clear conflict with the MLB Players Association. Yes, his leadership on the issue might have an impact on a testing policy, but it could also get him in serious trouble with his union and his peers. I wonder what it would be like after the test to face those fastballs coming inside a little closer and a little higher?
ANTHONY HOWIE, Vancouver
I think it took a real gutsy guy to finally say, "Why wait?"
CHAD BARFIELD, Cooper City, Fla.
Finally, some World Cup coverage about countries other than the U.S. (Seize the Day, July 8). You've already Americanized every other sport; please, don't turn the World Cup into the Super Bowl.
GABRIEL VENDITTI, Palgrave, Ont.
Ahead of His Time
I find it interesting that while you pat Bud Selig on the back for leading baseball into an era of interleague play, realignment and reorganization, you fail to mention whose ideas these really were. Charles 0. Finley should be given credit for long ago suggesting these radical changes to the game. Baseball might have seen these innovations sooner if the rest of the owners did not so personally dislike Charlie 0.
NICK REFVEM, Moscow, Idaho