The Post’s story last week about the lack of fan support for the Nats made some good points, but I suggest that your sports people look at their own decisions as part of the problem. Here’s an example of what I mean:
On May 7, you chose to run a huge photo of Robert Griffin III at the Redskins minicamp on the Sports section front page, along with a story that announced — surprise, surprise — that he is the starting quarterback [“ ‘He’s the starter. Period.’ ”]. On Page 7 of the section, you ran a photo of Nats rookie Bryce Harper stealing home against the Phillies, one of the most exciting plays since baseball returned to Washington.
The Harper photo was more newsworthy and belonged with the Nats story on Page 1 of the sports section. Your bias toward all things Redskins came through once again.
Bill Fischer, Annandale
Washington Nationals rookie outfielder Bryce Harper is endowed with some unusual physical gifts. But I am fairly sure that flight is not one of them.
Adam Kilgore’s story on the Nats’ May 5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies (“The Nats take out frustration on old foe,” Sports, May 6) included a paragraph that began, “Harper had just flown out to left.”
There is a purpose for the past participle “flied out,” which is peculiar to baseball: A player who has flied out to left field has hit a ball that traveled in the air until it was caught by the left fielder. But a player who has flown out to left field took wing to arrive there.
Michael Hopps, Silver Spring