FOR JULY 2--9, 2018
As a die-hard Cubs fan and someone who loves baseball, I remember the 1998 home run race between sosa and Mark McGwire as great fun. After reading your article, it was nice to know that Sosa is happy and enjoying his seemingly glamorous life, but knowing how he handled himself during the hearings before Congress and seeing his unremorseful attitude now, one has to think that maybe McGwire deserved to be featured instead.
Lee Ann Bower
As an athlete who has always spoken her mind on social issues, for whom it is not all about fame but about fairness, Navratilova has been a far more deserving role model for athletes today than Sosa. She should have been on this year's Where Are They Now? cover.
While in Vietnam, I was lucky enough to catch one of Bench's USO shows in 1970 or '71. We arrived early, in the dark of the morning, sat and waited in the perfect area to watch. But we were all moved out so the area could be swept by dogs. Upon returning, we saw Bob Hope's people setting up the huge stage right where we had waited, and we couldn't see a thing. When Bench realized many of us were blanked out, he brought what I remember to be the Golddiggers girls way out so we could see them. We of course went nuts. I never thought I'd get the chance to thank him for making our day.
Webster City, Iowa
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Greg Bishop's story on Tyler Hilinski's suicide gave me so many things to think about: CTE and new limits on youth football; mental health and ending the stigma; suicide prevention and educating ourselves and others. I'll remember Tyler by supporting Hilinski's Hope.
(via Facebook) Kirkland, Wash.
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