Comparing an obscure, all-female Canadian golf club to Augusta National is beneath Reilly. When the Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto gets one of the Grand Slam events, then Reilly will have a point.
PAUL MILES-MATTHIAS, Seekonk, Mass.
Reilly came perilously close to injecting perspective and humor into the Augusta debate. I implore SI's editors to rein him in, lest we Americans be deprived of one more thing to be petty about.
MICHAEL R. GATLIFF, Northville, Mich.
Showing the Flag
I loved the articles on 10 courageous American athletes (For the Love of the Game, Sept. 16). How cool to have the Stars and Stripes in each photo. I was stumped for a minute by the picture of catcher Jeff Clement—until I noticed his eyes. Wow!
SUSAN DAVIS, Kempner, Texas
As if outrageous salaries, strike talks and substance abuse weren't enough to discourage fans, Major League Baseball has introduced a steroid-testing policy that "amounts to nothing more than a public relations attempt to quell fan distrust" (SCORECARD, Sept. 16). No thanks. This is one former fan who would rather watch paint dry than watch big league baseball ever again.
JIMMIE INCH, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
What baseball needs is promotional Steroid Days at ballparks. Fans would get to vote on which visiting ballplayer will take a drug test following the game. A failed test means an automatic forfeit. That would give baseball back to the fans in more ways than one.
JEFF STILLMAN, Waterford, Mich.