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I would have rather seen Dan O'Brien on the cover setting the world record for hopscotching than another baseball cheater.
Agents should take some of the blame for the steroid epidemic (The Night the Lights Went Out in Mannywood, May 18). Your article states that Scott Boras represents Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, "plus at least eight other players tied to performance-enhancing drugs." Boras should be fined for each player he represents who is caught cheating.
Having subscribed to SI for more than 50 years, I now derive a special joy from passing the magazines on to my great-nephews. I just wish there was a way for you to address your journalistic responsibilities without them having to spend so much time in chemistry class.
Any truth to the rumor that the Dodgers are going to change the name of their leftfield seats from Mannywood to Mannydid?
As a primary care physician for the past 24 years I have seen a number of young men on supplements (What You Don't Know Might Kill You, May 18) who presented unusual disorders such as unexplained hepatitis, polycythemia, gynecomastia, renal insufficiency and mood disorders. Fortunately, these disorders abated after the men discontinued using supplements. Now, I cannot say that the supplements caused these disorders, but I've become stronger in my conviction that taking supplements is nothing more than a giant crapshoot.
You should rerun the story three or four times a year to reach kids who missed it. The amount of poison we allow into our bodies nowadays is amazing, and stories like this help the arduous effort of debunking all the pseudoscience that overwhelms us today.
Government pressure is not the sole answer to getting nutrition-supplement companies to increase research on safety and efficacy. We also need more consumers to demand research before buying.
Life and Breath
So the way that Phillies players memorialized broadcaster Harry Kalas (JUST MY TYPE, May 18), a longtime smoker who died of heart disease, was to have a group smoking session? Talking about the dangers of smoking would have been more appropriate.