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Chris Ballard's article on the work and legacy of Tom Gouttierre was terrific. I was moved to tears reading about how, through basketball, a foreigner like Gouttierre was able to tap into the beauty of a troubled country. The story reminded me that there are good people in Afghanistan and that even in the midst of bloodshed and chaos, there can be optimism.
George Bell, Tyrone, Pa.
Thank you for the remarkable story on Gouttierre (The Wizard of Kabul). As an English teacher in the Peace Corps in Turkey in the mid-1960s and, later, a graduate student at Indiana, I couldn't help but identify with him. The article illustrates how uplifting and inspiring a beautiful sport like basketball can be when it's taught by people like Gouttierre and played for the pure love of the game.
Richard R. Bier, Bloomington, Ind.
I can't believe Kyle Petty had the nerve to criticize Danica Patrick (SCORECARD). As the son of Richard Petty, the most successful NASCAR driver of all time, Kyle is stock car royalty. He drove the best cars, had access to the most powerful engines and worked with the finest crews and mechanics. Yet even with all that, his career was mediocre at best, as he won only eight races in 30 years.
John Franzone, Klondyke, Ariz.
It was a pleasure seeing all of the pictures in response to Richard Deitsch's tweet calling for images of one's greatest moment (LEADING OFF). My favorite was the young man who woke up from his liver transplant to watch the Giants win the Super Bowl. What an inspiration!
Linda Donovan, Quincy, Mass.