Kudos to Verducci on his well-written Steinbrenner piece. It's too bad that a guy who works so hard to win is looked upon as gluttonous. If other owners had a tenth of the Boss's passion for the game, there would be no worries about competitive balance.
MICHAEL FERGUSON, Rochester, N.Y.
It's refreshing to see that Steinbrenner still has feelings similar to the rest of us, even if he has significantly more money than most of us. Verducci's story gave me two things I had hoped for: a reason to admire Steinbrenner and a license to continue hating him.
MATT SUSSMAN, Toledo
Just as Luke Skywalker was able to see some good within the evil Darth Vader as Vader sought to rule the universe, I see Steinbrenner as a good-hearted man who too often allows himself to be corrupted by the dark side of the Yankees' empire.
JOEL SONKIN, New York City