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Try, Try Again
If Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez truly believes he gave his maximum effort chasing down the now infamous kicked ball on May 17 (Hanley Being Hanley, May 31), then he should read the stories on Ferrara and Rondo. Perhaps then he would realize what great athletes are all about: giving every ounce of effort you have, all the time.
Rick Bueti, Chappaqua, N.Y.
Ready to Shine
Kudos to S.L. Price on the Lionel Messi story (The World at His Feet, May 31). Messi is possibly the greatest athlete on the planet, at the age of 22, and the obstacles he has overcome are amazing. Soccer fanatics can only hope Messi becomes a household name in the U.S. this summer.
Timothy Moony, Cary, Ill.
A Case of Waste
It appalls me that a special agent for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is spending our tax dollars investigating whether riders were doping when they rode for the U.S. Postal Service team more than six years ago (Big Trouble, May 31). Lance Armstrong may have used PEDs, but he has also been an inspiration to millions of people battling life-threatening diseases. With oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, potential war looming on the Korean peninsula and crushing debt obligations threatening our financial well-being, doesn't our government have better ways to deploy its resources?
Eric Paltell, Timonium, Md.
The Wrong Road?