I had to laugh when I read the subhead on the New York Yankees' scouting report in your 2005 Baseball Preview (April 4): "If a retooled rotation lives up to its billing, they will end their championship drought." As a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan, let me assure you that five years is just a few minutes between drinks of water; it isn't a drought.
Brian Fahey, New York City
When Derek Jeter says, "They have what we want" on the cover of the baseball issue, is he talking about the Red Sox' Manny Ramirez?
Felipe Santiago, Granada Hills, Calif.
What? Have you given up on the hope--as expressed on your April 5, 2004, cover--of the Chicago Cubs' winning the World Series?
Michael Podraza Chicago
I know he spoke anonymously, but I'd really like to know which major league scout said of the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals, "This was a mediocre club last year until they ran the table at the end"? How a club that essentially ended the race for the NL Central pennant on July 20, and had a .500 record or better against every NL team except Houston, could be considered mediocre is beyond me. Perhaps MLB should expand its drug-testing policy to include scouts.
Michael G. Metzger, San Diego