Roger Clemens is being paid millions of dollars—he's supposed to work hard (It's All about the Power, June 2)—and his hard work is really only physical exercise, which most of us do without getting paid. For every Clemens there are millions of other people who work hard and get paid less in a year than Clemens makes in a week. Roger, do you truly want to work hard? Get a real job.
KEVIN PROFFITT, Cincinnati
Although I am a Yankees fan, I have a hard time respecting a guy who has hit so many batters but has been able to spend his entire career in a league where he has never had to face retribution for his actions.
BOB DAVIS, Newark, Del.
Thank you for your comprehensive and fair coverage of Annika Sorenstam at the Colonial (Her Best Shot, June 2). In the past few months I've learned so much from Annika about life and golf.
CONNIE BAK, Richmond
I hope Annika puts the Colonial on her schedule each year. We missed her on Saturday and Sunday.
CHUCK CREED, Coppell, Texas
A few weeks ago, if you had asked a bunch of golf fans what would happen if the best female golfer in the world entered a PGA tournament, most of them would have replied, "She'd lose by about 15 strokes and wouldn't make the cut." Well, that's exactly what happened. What's all the hype about?
As I came to the end of your fine article on Sorenstam's play at the Colonial, I saw Frank Lickliter II's name. I knew him in high school, always thought he was a nice guy, and I was glad when he won his first tournament. I assumed he was going to say something positive, but he didn't, and I'm mad and disappointed. He's just another pig like Vijay Singh. No wonder he's still single.
LINDA REESE, Columbus, Ohio
Back when Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs, she was 29 and he was 55. Today, a comparable match might be Annika Sorenstam (32) and Jack Nicklaus (63). While Jack is more competitive today than Bobby was then, both women were or would be at the peak of their games.
ED SIERING, Muscatine, Iowa
Let me see if I understand the New Math: Sorenstam + IMG + Hand-picked course-Qualifying + Missed cut + T96th-$0 on PGA money list = Success?
RAY BARRETT, Manhasset, N.Y.
Thank you for Michael Silver's fantastic article on Arena Football League commissioner David Blake (No Small Achievement, June 2). At a time when the NFL's showmanship and ticket prices resemble Broadway's, the Arena League is making its game accessible to real people.
ERIC MOLONEY, Chicago
Peter King's assertion about L.A.'s pro football attendance woes is way off base (SCORECARD, June 2). When the Rams came west after World War II, they were enormously successful at the gate, occasionally selling out the 100,000-plus-seat Coliseum. As the quality of the team and attendance declined, Carroll Rosenbloom moved them to Anaheim because of a juicy real estate deal he made for the land adjacent to the stadium. His widow later succumbed to an enormous offer from St. Louis. Greed, not attendance, had everything to do with the Rams' moves.
BOB WOLCOTT, Laguna Niguel, Calif.