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
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.
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.
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
Christopher D. Vanderbeek
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.
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
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