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To use his own terminology "so extravagantly self-conscious that it bids to preempt analysis," if solipsism is synonymous with onanism, my brain was left sticky from words that struck me as both "shrill and soporific."

I am an avid Voice reader and will continue to be one, but let Hoberman know that he doesn't have to zeitgeist his way into my heart and he should go easy on the thesaurus.

Christopher Borg
Upper West Side


CONFESSIONS OF A STICKBALL FANATIC

Your article about Dubya and baseball salaries going to the stratosphere was fascinating ["The $25 Million Man," December 4-10, 2002]. It unfortunately misses the true cause: the stupid fans. I can talk to you about any baseball player from Todd Zeile to Cap Anson. I also have no plans to pay $40 to make like Hendrix and kiss the sky, $3.75 for a scorecard, or $4 for a hot dog, coffee, or pretzel.

In 1995, after the baseball players flipped the bird to the fans, the fans—like sacrificial lambs—came shuffling back to the ballparks. Without the stupid fans paying these prices, the owners would not be able to pay these salaries!

Nathan F. Weiner
Morris Heights, Bronx

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