Although neither a golfer nor much of a golf fan, I was mesmerized by the drama of the Masters' final day (Weir and Wonderful, April 21). Given the generally superb play of the men on top of the leader board, I'd like to suggest changing the way you write—and we think-about many sports events. What we saw was not a winner and losers, but a first-place winner, a second-place winner, a third-place winner, etc.
RICHARD D. KIPP, Gambier, Ohio
Mike Weir's accomplishment at Augusta turned Canada upside down and made our hearts pump with national pride. His reception from the usually muted Toronto fans at the Maple Leafs- Philadelphia Flyers playoff game on the day following his victory was a great moment in Canadian sports history. Thanks, Mike.
PETER FLETCHER, Mississauga, Ont.
I watched most of CBS's Masters coverage with an incredulity that grew by the hour. To completely ignore the demonstrations (SCORECARD, April 21) showed CBS to be utterly gutless. Are they a network that reports news and sports, or simply a shill for their content providers?
JOHN HICKS, Rochester, N.Y.
Why has CBS been taken over the coals for not covering the demonstration outside the Augusta National Golf Club? I turned the TV on to see a golf tournament not a circus. In fact I would like to thank Martha Burk for the pleasure of watching the Masters without commercials. Is this a great country or what?
Pinellas Park, Fla.
While I always enjoy Rick Reilly's work, and I commend him for confronting morons like Imperial Wizard J.J. Harper, please tell him to leave the tough-guy antics to the likes of Charles Oakley and Tie Domi (THE LIFE OF REILLY, April 21). Reilly's a scrawny, middle-aged father who would probably end up getting his ass handed to him.
AARON LEWIS, Beverly, Mass.
O Lucky Man!
Damn, I wanted to marry Rebecca Lobo (AIR AND SPACE, April 21). Does anyone know if Diana Taurasi is single?
TIM THOMPSON, Colorado Springs
Was Steve Rushin telling the truth or is this a late April Fools' joke? Did he really marry Rebecca? She's the ultimate job perk. At my company, anything of more than $100 in value cannot be accepted, so Steve would have to give Rebecca back.
BILL LUBSEN, Williamsburg, Va.
I think Rushin should consider using a new picture with his column—maybe one with a smile. He seems to have a lot to smile about these days.
MELISSA HALFENGER, Whitefish Bay, Wis.
As a resident of the Washington, D.C., area, I was left shaking my head over your article about baseball in Puerto Rico (Ll�vame al juego de pelota, April 21). How can MLB send the Expos to play in San Juan—where the most they could draw is 18,000 fans and the on-field temperatures have pressed 130� in April—when the nation's capital has been without baseball for more than 30 years? The $318,181 minimum per game the Expos will make in San Juan would easily be surpassed by just the concession stand take in D.C. We all hope MLB doesn't snub us again when the Expos are permanently relocated.
DAVID LAU, Sterling, Va.
I am appalled that SI would waste time, money and ink glorifying a "sport" like aerobatics, in which thrill-seeking fools risk their lives and the lives of others-planes don't always crash into empty fields (One Mistake and You're Dead, April 21). Please leave "the world's most dangerous sport" for the next sleazy Fox TV special and give your readers the kind of quality sports coverage we have come to expect.
ANDY BERLIND, Evanston, Ill.