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Let Barry Be Barry
With award-winning journalists like Rick Reilly taking cheap shots at Barry Bonds (The Life of Reilly, Sept. 20), no wonder Bonds is less than pleasant to the media. Treat him with respect, and perhaps he'll return the favor.
P. Frederic, Chicago
It's too bad that Bonds is three of Rick Reilly's least favorite people, but who really cares? Quite honestly, I wouldn't walk across the street to shake Bonds's hand, but I will pay to sit in the stands, watch a couple of swings (if he gets the chance) and go home. Isn't that what it's all about?
Scott Lee, Kansas City, Mo.
Where is your eye for art? Barry Bonds is the Michelangelo of baseball. Quit dumping on the artist, and appreciate the magnificence of his work. We won't see another like him again.
A gifted, pampered and high-priced athlete gets dogged for most of his career by unsubstantiated rumors of performance-enhancing drug use. After being harassed by members of the media over this issue, the athlete has been known to lash out at these sanctimonious journalists. Despite the constant badgering, the athlete continues to dominate his sport, all the while rewriting the record books. Barry Bonds? No, try Lance Armstrong. Reilly really ought to drop his double standard.
Tall in the Saddle