Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakekeeps throwing this Baltimore Grand Prix event against the wall until it sticks ("New Grand Prix team announced," May 11).

Like the long-defunct Baltimore Claws and the Baltimore Skipjacks, perhaps the race just not meant to become a Charm City sporting fixture.

But don't let my anti-Grand Prix opinion (shared by many others) hinder your efforts. You just keep trying to pass that watermelon through the garden hose, Madame Mayor.

Patrick R. Lynch, Nottingham