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June 16, 2008
Comic Genius As if my overinvolvement in fantasy baseball weren't enough (four leagues and my own blog on the subject), you guys really tapped into my "inner geek" with your brilliant baseball cover, drawn by DC Comics artists. Seeing it made me feel like an eight-year-old at the newsstand all over again. Howard Bender, San Francisco
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June 16, 2008

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Comic Genius
As if my overinvolvement in fantasy baseball weren't enough (four leagues and my own blog on the subject), you guys really tapped into my "inner geek" with your brilliant baseball cover, drawn by DC Comics artists. Seeing it made me feel like an eight-year-old at the newsstand all over again.
Howard Bender, San Francisco

I'm a baby boomer who often uses the phrase "Bizarro World" to younger co-workers, and gets blank stares, so your cover illustration was greatly appreciated. Now if only we can get Mr. Mxyzptlk to say his name backward, maybe the world will be right again and the Yanks will be back in first place.
Mark Lutin, Port Washington, N.Y.

Your illustrators took the idea of Bizarro baseball too far. Despite the Yankee Stadium setting, they put the Rays player in a home uniform and the Yankee in his road uniform—and with a name on the back!
Phil Hatlem, Wesley Chapel, Fla.

Apparently your cover artists did not get the Mitchell Report memo, as the Rays player hoisting Derek Jeter appears more juiced than 10 Jose Cansecos.
Chuck Acquisto, Dublin, Calif.

The renamed Rays' start to this season (The Bizarro Supermen, May 26) goes to show that the evangelists have been right all along: The Devil really will bring a man (or team) down.
Christopher D. Vanderbeek
Columbia, Mo.

The Tampa Bay Rays' success shouldn't be that much of a surprise to you. In your March 3 issue a story by Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus carried the subhead, "the Rays won't merely be better in '08, they'll be 22 wins better." With talents like Carlos Pe�a, B.J. Upton, Carl Crawford, Aki Iwamura, Scott Kazmir and Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay's record is not a fluke.
Luke Gurtowski, Springfield, Va.

No Tech

Here's one more thought about Spygate (PLAYERS, May 26). Technology put the Patriots at an advantage. Their punishment should be to take that technology away—no headphones, no instant pictures relayed from above, nothing.
Dave Fortun, Pittsburgh

Good Ville Hunting

As an alumnus of Jacksonville State in Alabama, I want to let you know that LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux transferred to my alma mater, not Jackson State (PLAYERS, May 26). Although with this youngster's off-the-field behavior, perhaps I will wish that he wasn't going to my school.
Greg Arnberg, Honolulu

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