I laughed when I read Marlins president David Samson's comment about owner Jeffrey Loria being a "simple guy" because he has "stayed in the same room in the same hotel in Paris through multiple wives." Is that the going definition of simple? Most of the guys I know have never been to Paris, let alone gone enough times to have a preferred hotel room. It's comments like that that show just how out of touch both Samson and Loria are.
Tony Pillari, New York City
S.L. Price's article about Loria and the Marlins (Art of the Deal Gone Wrong) brought back the bad memories of when he bought the Expos in 1999. Loria presented himself as a hero who was going save Montreal's struggling team. Instead, he failed to get a TV contract and fed the fans a bunch of lies and false promises. He did nothing except put the nail in the coffin for Major League Baseball in Montreal.
Luc Lapierre, Boucherville, Que.
There Is No Rush
I enjoyed reading Phil Taylor's column about the so-called medical experts and their opinions on when Bulls star Derrick Rose should come back from his knee injury (POINT AFTER). Regaining confidence after major surgery is every bit as important for patients as their physical rehabilitation. As someone who has had eight knee operations, I know firsthand that it often takes a while to recover one's mobility and presurgery frame of mind. Rose should be given as much time as he needs to recover without the harsh scrutiny from those on the outside looking in.
Bob Doyle, Chicago
To Victor, the Spoils
I loved Tim Layden's feature on Victor Oladipo (Raising Junior). Hoosiers fans are enamored with Oladipo because he works so hard and because he helped to bring back Indiana basketball. The kid is fun to watch, doesn't make excuses and never takes a play off. Sure, we are disappointed with the team's early exit in the Sweet 16, but we're still rooting for Oladipo.