As a proud Yankees hater I was ready to skip the interview with Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte. But this story is larger than the Yankees and these four remarkable players—it's about the heart and soul of baseball.
Kent Kauffman, Sarasota, Fla.
If these four players had broken in with a midmarket team, Tom Verducci's article never would have been written. The Core Four (So Far, So Good, May 3) would have been whittled down to the Core One or Two when the others were deemed unaffordable.
Jonathan Loch, Whittier, Calif.
What About the Players?
Austin Murphy's article (The Colossal Conference Grind-up, May 3) was a great read on the subject of conference realignment in college football. But let's not overlook the fact that these players are unpaid as they risk their bodies for their schools' broadcast fees.
Andrew Kirk, Boston
Thank you for your powerful and unflinching article about Gareth Thomas (The World's Bravest Athlete, May 3). His life is an example of the shame and pain that comes from hiding your true self from the world, as well as the freedom and joy that comes from shining a light on a darkness that you've held inside you.
Peter LaBrusciano, Brooklyn