Hearing It from the Left
In defense of us lefthanders (SCORECARD), I must point out that we are often "more flexible in just about everything" out of necessity, not because we aren't true lefties. When I was young, things such as lefthanded scissors, school desks or even golf clubs were either rare or very expensive. More often than not, lefties are forced to adapt to a righthanded world whereas righties can just be who they are.
Sam P. Clarke North Garden, Va.
Kudos to Grant Wahl for his exceptional piece on Italian striker Mario Balotelli (Molto, Molto Mario). It's a shame Balotelli, who is amazingly talented and is adored by fans and players alike, has had to endure such intense media scrutiny. Given the circumstances, I think he has handled himself well under pressure, especially since he is young (23) and has had such a meteoric rise to superstardom.
Uchenna John Emenike, Tallahassee
When I saw Balotelli on your cover, appearing to stand on water, I thought, Great. Another athlete with a Messiah complex. His hubris was confirmed after I read the article. Balotelli has a life-sized statue of himself and wears a hat with the word king on it. He is the epitome of the overpaid and overhyped athlete.
Luke Chastain, San Antonio
Depicting Balotelli as if he were on the crucifix is very disrespectful.