Why an athlete’s
divorce hit so hard
Russell Wilson’s situation (“Wilson files for divorce from wife,” Thursday) is unique due to his personal faith and his willingness to share it. I’ve followed him on Facebook for a year and typically a day does not pass without some sort of faith-based message from him. Personally, I was devastated to hear the news of his divorce, just as I would be if a close friend from my church made the same revelation.
Russell and Ashton’s visits to Children’s Hospital every Tuesday have also been well publicized, and Russell has not been shy to share those details with his followers on social media. Russell’s willingness to share his faith and a part of his life with us explains why this story has hit so many people of faith so hard.
— Tim Gillam, Kent
in real world
We see these stars — athletes, actors, etc — and wish we could have their lives, thinking that their world is all upside. Worse, sometimes when we see them struggle, we think, “Welcome to the real world!” — as if they weren’t already living in it.
Thanks to Larry Stone (“Divorce? Wilson is a human being,OK?” ) for the reminder.
— Michael Olson, Woodinville
I can no longer support this organization in any way other than charitable contributions for worthy groups that benefit from their efforts. The management of the Seattle Mariners under CEO Howard Lincoln has embarrassed our city long enough. He never was a baseball guy, and he’s learned precious little on the job. The lost decade is at his desk and his alone. I can no longer suffer these indignities, all the more insulting after I publicly supported tax subsidies to build a very profitable Safeco Field that has made this a very rich franchise.
I feel like a fool and I’m done.
— Matt Hillson, Lynnwood
than you think
Dear Robinson Cano and Lloyd McClendon:
Welcome to Marinerville. I am sure you are both rethinking your major life decisions by now. What I can tell you is that although it seems like the season is over, it’s worse than that. Every season is over early.
Though both of you are probably thinking about abandoning ship, you will learn, like all of us, that as long as we remain dry and on top of the water, life here is not bad. We have a nice ballpark. I like all the “thanks for coming out” comments from the ushers when I leave in the bottom of the seventh.
So to both of you, thanks for coming out. But you gotta stay for the entire game.
— Jordan Gussin, Seattle
than deja vu?
Watching the Mariner series against Texas was vu jada all over again. What is vu jada? It is the feeling that you have seen this before but would rather not be reminded of it.
So much for the fast start. Looks like the same old story.
— Denny Birk, Seattle
Reminder of our
NBA glory days
As the official scorer for the Sonics for 40 years, it was a real pleasure to read Jerry Brewer’s tribute to the three members of the glory days of Sonics basketball in the mid-1990s (“Three NBA playoff coaches carry banner of 1996 Sonics,” April 20). Over the years, we were blessed with many great former Sonics who became coaches in the NBA. George Karl, Dwane Casey, Nate McMillan and Terry Stotts still remind us of our Sonic roots. Someday, we hope they will come back.
— Bill Olden, Seattle
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— Pat Roome, Bellevue
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