Anthony Saba, Rochester, N.Y.
The Rule of Three
Derrek Lee is tailor-made to make a run at the Triple Crown (The New Mr. Cub, June 20). Yes, he's putting up huge numbers, but his career statistics are mediocre, so pitchers keep trying to get him out. If pitchers had been as willing to challenge Barry Bonds last year, Bonds might have easily accumulated the four home runs and 31 RBIs that would have gotten him the Triple Crown. Instead, he ended up with 120 intentional walks.
Bobby Hill, Tyngsborough, Mass.
A World of Pain
I enjoyed Steve Rushin's You Did What? How? (Air and Space, June 20) about odd injuries. What about Chargers wide receiver Chris Penn, who missed practice because he "scratched his eye with a pillow case" (Inside the NFL, Nov. 22, 1999)?
Gabe Kleinfeld, Bronx, N.Y.
... former major league outfielder Glenallen Hill, who suffered numerous cuts when he sleepwalked into a glass table while dreaming about spiders.
Andy Walton, Sandford, Ont.