The end of Smarty Jones's racing career prompts a concern: Exactly what do you get a horse for his retirement party (SCORECARD, Aug. 9)?
Jim Burns Valley Stream, N.Y.
Getting Their Goat
With the baseball playoffs approaching and the Chicago Cubs having acquired shortstop Nomar Garciaparra in their attempt to push to the front of the wild-card race (INSIDE BASEBALL, Aug. 9), I'd appreciate it if you could put a picture of a billy goat on your cover. The SI jinx might reverse the billy goat curse and allow the Cubs to win the World Series.
Bob Kessler, Northbrook, Ill.