Baylor, yes. Reggie, no.
JON K. EVANS
Thank you. Pete (Thank You, Pete Weber, May 4)? For what? For giving my one-year-old son another drug-abusing sports hero to look up to? I am tired of reading about yet another sports celebrity, blessed with the ability to perform in a way most of us only dream about, trying to ruin his life with drugs bought with the many, many thousands of dollars he is paid to play a game.
My wife and I watched Pete roll every ball, and we rooted for him. I doubt if we will cheer with that same enthusiasm again.
Wheeling, W. Va.
First I read that Pete Weber was drinking in a hotel bar in celebration of his Firestone win. Then in the same article I read that he'd gone through a drug-and-alcohol treatment program.
I've been a recovering alcoholic for more than 5� years, and I realize I can't afford to take a pill or drink even cough medicine. These would cause me to turn back to my old way of life—escaping through mood-alterers—which was not very pleasant.
If Pete Weber is drinking again. I'd say he is in trouble, maybe not today but sometime in the near future.
MR. NICE GUY?
I played in the Hawaiian Open Pro Am with Bruce Crampton several years ago (Uh-Oh! He's At It Again. May 11). Bruce couldn't have been nicer to me and my partners. He also took time to autograph the program.
GEORGE H. PARSONS
Douglas S. Looney's appraisal of Bruce Crampton is not fair. Just because Crampton doesn't have the flamboyant personality of Fuzzy Zoeller or the charisma of Greg Norman is no reason to dredge up everything derogatory that has been said about him during his 30 years in the public eye.
ROBERT G. BROWN
Brucie, stick to oil wells! Or be eternally grateful to your fellow pros, for there'd be no big-buck golf tours if all the players had personalities like yours.
Perfect golf shots alone don't sell.
BETTY BRUTSCH (CONDON)
San Luis Reys, Calif.