Being an Angels' fan is hell. Thanks for exposing them.
Running the Colorado (Aug. 1) was superb. Photographer John Blaustein and Melissa Ludtke took a subject that I would have considered uninteresting and made it fascinating. A job well done.
University Heights, Ohio
In the interests of medical and scientific honesty, it should be brought to your readers' attention that there is more to tobacco chewing than was mentioned in your article (Chaws, July 4).
Tobacco chewing has for many years been recognized as a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) agent; this is well established in the dental literature. I wonder how many of these young professional athletes would continue this habit with that in mind.
JAN FELDMAN, D.D.S.
DRESSED TO KILL
I am writing in regard to Frank Hannigan's remark (Stacy's Not Spacy, Anymore, Aug. 1) that women's golf needs Laura Baugh to win in a halter. How dare he! Can you imagine him suggesting that Hubert Green should have worn something sexy to help men's golf? It's obvious that Hannigan should be relieved of his duties. His prehistoric attitudes aren't doing anyone any good.
JUDITH BERRY INGRAHAM
Roosevelt Island, N.Y.
JUST LIKE PAPA
Robert F. Jones' story on the Torneo de la Aguja (Pursuing Papa's Marlin, Aug. 1) is one of the finest sports pieces I have read in a long time. Interestingly (and perhaps not altogether accidentally), Jones' style is, in places, strikingly similar to that of the man whose legend dominates the tournament, Ernest Hemingway. Whether or not this style ("That night the wind abated") is deliberate is, however, secondary. What is significant is that Mr. Jones has written an account of what makes true sport—idealism and courage, not money and greed.
Your article on man-powered flight (On Gossamer Wings, One of Those Things, Aug. 1) was very interesting. Dr. MacCready's ideas and design seem to be the most logical man has come up with recently.
I greatly appreciate Sam Moses' fine efforts to keep readers informed on unusual happenings in the sports world. Not only this but also the one on George Willig's ascent of the World Trade Center brought a welcome change from the regular sports articles.
Please keep us up to date on Dr. MacCready's progress. By the way, Sam, are you going to try and fly the Gossamer Condor?