"When Michael Jordan joined the White Sox camp, I, along with thousands of lost fans, started to take notice of baseball again."
MICHELE KENNEY, BLOOMSBURY, N.J.
Jordan and Baseball
The fiasco of Michael Jordan's tryout with the Chicago White Sox (Err Jordan, March 14) feeds my discontent for the national pastime. I was an NCAA Division II All-America, yet I never had a chance to realize my dream. Why should Jordan, who couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat, be invited to spring training? Is baseball all about ticket sales and who looks good in a uniform? In that case, sign up Kathy Ireland and Rachel Hunter.
MICHAEL J. SCHULTZ, Bronxville, N.Y.
As someone who grew up watching Mantle, Maris and Berra, I was saddened to see a picture of Michael Jordan on SI's cover. There are many young men who have spent countless years trying for such a chance and who never get to walk between the lines. Jordan should enjoy his retirement by playing golf and doing commercials.
JAMES NORTON, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Jordan is a superior athlete with a dream of playing professional baseball. It mystifies me that anyone would think that he doesn't have a shot. I believe he can do it, and I hope he does and shows everyone who doubted him that he can play with the best.
KAREN L. SPRENGEL, Mount Joy, Pa.
Jordan is living every fan's fantasy: playing for the big club, wearing the uniform, swinging the bat and basking in the Florida sun. Frank Thomas will be the main man for the White Sox again on Opening Day. Be grateful that Jordan has shown just how hard it is to play baseball.
PETER A. GEIGER, Bronx, N.Y.
What normal human wouldn't jump at the chance to try out for a major league club, given the opportunity?
STEVEN D. BOYER, Royal Oak, Mich.
Vince Coleman, Steve Howe, Jose Canseco, Luis Polonia, George Steinbrenner, Marge Schott, the New York Mets...and you say Michael Jordan is embarrassing baseball?
STEVE MAGNINO, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Didn't SI only recently write that Tommy Moe and the U.S. ski team didn't have a chance in the Lillehammer Olympics? Based on your track record of making predictions, I would say the odds are in Jordan's favor.
ROBERT J. PAGANUCCI, Bound Brook, N.J.
Just when I thought Michael Jordan was off the cover for good...now this!
STEPHEN R. ANTHONY, Arcata, Calif.
This is the man who just seven short months ago announced that he had nothing left to prove and that he didn't need the constant media pressure?
KENNETH STALLON, Bronx, N.Y.