Thomas Lake's article on Bobby Cox fascinated me, especially the way Cox's players step up to repay him for "taking one" for them (Thumbing His Way Back Home, July 26). I love to think about how many games they have won for him because of his loyalty—if only that were calculable. I want the Braves to repay him this fall with one more pennant.
Kyle Garcia, Atlanta
It is always refreshing to hear about young athletes coming from not-so-typical backgrounds, so I really enjoyed Pablo S. Torre's story on Cowboys receiver Miles Austin (Get Ready!, July 26). Austin has his whole career ahead of him. I just hope fame, money and Kim Kardashian don't overwhelm him.
Melissa Michel, Pomona, Calif.
You've got to be kidding me! A no-name golfer wins the British Open at historic St. Andrews and he doesn't make the cover? I'm as big a football fan as anyone, but I have months to suffer through Cowboys.
All you could muster on the death of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was an essay in SCORECARD (July 26)? Pathetic. The occasion deserved—demanded—a full-blown story and the cover of the magazine.
Steve Taghon, East Moline, Ill.