Way Out West
My husband (a NoCal) and I (a SoCal) couldn't wait to see how you would handle the California edition of Sports in America (July 5). After all, the state is so fiercely split ( Montana or Magic), so deeply divided (Dodgers or Giants), it's impossible to reconcile us. And so you didn't try to. Bravo. Congratulations on making both my husband and me feel special and for choosing a greatest moment that applauds both ends of the state—although personally I would have loved it if you had cited Kirk Gibson's homer off Dennis Eckersley!
LAURA VINYARD, North Hollywood, Calif.
The Raiders have their Raider Nation, but the 49ers own California.
TOM DESIMONE, Jackson, N.J.