I find it insulting that you included Pope John Paul II in For the Record (Scorecard, April 11). If you couldn't devote a fuller report to him, then perhaps you should have considered him outside your scope. He's listed right next to Sued, Returned and Arrested. That's not right, SI.
Joe DeNardi, Williamsburg, Va.
Perhaps the photo of Pope John Paul II wielding a hockey stick will inspire peace in the NHL lockout.
Patricia Kurowski, Palmer, Mass.
Thank you to Jeff MacGregor for attempting to put into words exactly what a race car driver goes through (Bad, Brutal Fun, April 11). Jeff only went eight laps; can you imagine doing that at Bristol for 500 laps without a break? With 42 other cars on the track? Now maybe people will give NASCAR drivers a bit more respect.
Mallory Duff, Hampstead, Md.
What an amazing photo of Randy Johnson pitching to Johnny Damon at Yankee Stadium (Opening Night Jitters, April 11). That Damon is already starting his swing while the ball is still in the Big Unit's hands just shows how remarkably difficult it is to hit a baseball.
Steve Scott, Durham, N.C.