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Your story on Buck Showalter had two photos that show why he is the perfect man to revive the Orioles. In one he is on the mound instructing seven pitchers, who are rapt with attention. In the other he is jawing with two umpires, reminiscent of Baltimore's managing great Earl Weaver. Showalter has clearly taken charge, and hopefully wins will follow.
Tom Smith, Atlanta
I enjoyed Tom Verducci's piece on Showalter (Buck to the Future, March 28). People tend to harp on the constant recycling of undeserving coaches and managers in sports. Showalter is proof of how, if one stays involved with the game and never stops learning the craft, there will always be another job offer.
Matt Baker, Vancouver
I was elated to see your story on Brittney Griner (Towering Power, March 28). Since 1972, Title IX has been helping to bring female athletes like Griner further along in sports. If she decides to go pro maybe her talent can help set the standard for female athletes, who should be making more than a fraction of the salary that male athletes make. Then Title IX will have truly succeeded.
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I agree with George Dohrmann's position in The U.S. vs. Barry Bonds (SCORECARD, March 28) that the prosecution has ill served the people. While the government has allocated $6 million to the Bonds trial, the California State University system has been forced to reduce its budget by $281 million and cut enrollment by 10,000 students. One has to wonder if trying Bonds is a valuable use of time and money.