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If OLN president Gavin Harvey truly wants to reposition OLN to compete with ESPN (Scorecard, Aug. 29), he might want to broaden the perspective of vice president of programming Marc Fein, who states, "We like the whole thing of competition, a very male-oriented network. We want to keep that base of outdoor enthusiasts but make it more about competition--man versus man, man versus nature, man versus beast." (Of course, women aren't outdoor enthusiasts and wouldn't enjoy or understand competition.) Assuming women might tune in only to watch Survivor reruns, but not the NHL games, seems awfully shortsighted.
Susan Farrell, Arlington Heights, Ill.
King of the Hill
I enjoyed your item about the music that accompanies certain relief pitchers as they walk out to the mound (Music to Close By, Players, Aug. 29). But you should have mentioned that when John Smoltz was closing games for the Braves, he left the song choice to the music director--until he found himself entering the game to ABBA's Dancing Queen.
Steven Mills, Augusta
I read with interest Oliver Horovitz's An American Caddie in St. Andrews in the Golf Plus British Open Preview (July 12). When three friends and I had the good fortune to play the Old Course this June, who should come up and introduce himself as my caddie for the round but Oliver--or, as we called him, Oscar Horovitz. He was an exceptional caddie. He knew all the history surrounding the Old Course, was accurate with yardages and reads on the green, and did his best to make sure the round was a great experience for all involved. I will say, however, that his Harvard education has done nothing for his skills as a photographer: The three pictures he took of the four of us on the Swilcan Bridge were all blurry.
Bryan Davis, Austin
Pros vs. Pros
Some PGA Tour pros, while discussing the PGA of America allowing club professionals to play in the PGA Championship (Out of Their League, Aug. 22), sound like union workers talking about scabs. Playing in the PGA is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these 25 club pros. I for one do not mind watching them "struggle" to shoot even par--after earning their way into the PGA Championship--and relishing every minute of it. It's better than watching some of the attitude-dripping full-time pros who play on the Tour today.