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August 18, 2008

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Surely it is no accident that the piece on how athletes married or engaged to Chris Evert experience a lift in performance (PLAYERS, July 28) happens to be placed between Viagra ads?
Ben Nutter, Topsfield, Mass.

Wie's DQ

Michelle Wie's disqualification from the LPGA State Farm Classic for failing to sign her scorecard after the second round (INSIDE GOLF, July 28) is ludicrous. Sorry, purists, but professional athletes should not be required to keep their own score, or sign for the result, especially when officials and TV coverage are handling that already. I can just see one of Michael Jordan's NBA championships being taken away because he failed to sign the score book.
Rick Elliott, Evansville, Ind.

Jim Gorant's report of Wie's being disqualified for failing to sign her scorecard painted Rule 6-6-b as "arcane." The uniqueness of golf is that it is primarily policed by its players. Golfers call penalties on themselves, often sacrificing an opportunity for victory and a paycheck. Golf does not rely on referees but the integrity of the individual to ensure the game is executed according to its rules.
Joe Peters, Winchester, Mass.

Justin's Time
Your article in which G.M.'s and scouts picked a player to build their team around (INSIDE BASEBALL, July 28) is baffling because nobody was smart enough to vote for Twins first baseman Justin Morneau. Through Aug. 7 he has 89 RBIs, second in the AL, is batting .311 with 18 homers, and he plays defense with the best of them—not to mention that he won a little thing called the AL MVP award two years ago.
Ryan Leddy, Minneapolis

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