The July 31 cover
of SI captured the moment and the momentousness of the British Open (A New Man
Was His Old Self). I was moved to tears by Tiger Woods's open expression of
love for his father. In that moment--and through his kind and classy words to
Chris DiMarco on the loss of DiMarco's mother--Tiger grew to a higher level as
a golfer and as an individual.
Hope Boring, Columbus, Ohio
Now that the
British Open Pitch and Putt Tournament is over, the rules committee should be
ashamed to term this a major. The winner--using mostly irons because he was
concerned his driver would be too inaccurate--reached most greens easily, and
players were putting from 10 yards off the greens.
Paul N. King, Blue Ridge, Ga.
Tour de Farce
returned from Paris, where I watched the final stage of the Tour, I was looking
forward to reading Austin Murphy's article on the event ( The Amazing Race, July
31). Instead I find myself reeling from the news of doping charges. Even so, I
have to admire Murphy's writing. Only a fellow Colgate grad could incorporate
an extended Animal House metaphor into an article about the Tour de
Mary Gay Scanlon, Swarthmore, Pa.
I commend you for
showing the beautiful paintings by Ben Sakoguchi (An Unofficial History of
Baseball, July 31). You neglected to point out, however, that the Baseball
Reliquary--through our dedication to the promotion of the artistic, historical
and cultural aspects of baseball--directly influenced this series. Six of the
20 paintings you include in the article are in our collection.
Mary Cannon, Monrovia, Calif.
Artistic Director, Baseball Reliquary
your story on the Mets' trading Scott Kazmir two years ago (Beware the Deadline
Deal, July 31), I, a Mets fan, have to agree it was a bad deal. But I look at
it this way: Without that trade we might not have reassigned G.M. Jim Duquette
and hired Omar Minaya, who brought in Willie Randolph, Pedro Martinez, Carlos
Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Billy Wagner, Paul Lo Duca and Jose Valentin. I'll
take that group over a prospect any day. Every team makes bad trades. It's what
you do after your mistakes that counts.
Lisa DeNicola-Glicksman, Baldwin, N.Y.