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The six covers of SI’s 2013 baseball preview issue

It’s that time of year. Sports Illustrated released its baseball preview cover yesterday. Actually, that should be covers. For the first time in the 59 years of SI baseball preview issues, the magazine has printed true regional covers, six in all, with a main image customized for four different regions of the country: Northeast, Mid-Atlanic,

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Quick thoughts: 2010 AL Cy Young Award

They nailed it. Felix Hernandez excelled this season in just about all pitching categories except one, the increasingly better-understood (or at least weighted) wins, which is reliant on a bit more than just what the starting pitcher does. Is this the year that will define the line in the sand between the winningest pitcher in

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The Mets jersey in Yankee Stadium

The Babe has a presence I finally made it out to Yankee Stadium ’09 yesterday. It was a gorgeous, mid-70s afternoon and I didn’t even need a seat in the shade to feel comfortable, but I had one, and I was. After emerging from the D train, I walked around Babe Ruth Plaza to pick

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The improbable start

Who would’ve thought that after two starts — at least the one by hard-throwing CC Sabathia, if not the one by ground-ball specialist Chien-Ming Wang — the Yankees would have zero strikeouts in eight innings by their starting pitchers? Who would’ve thought that the defending World Series champion Phillies could be down seven runs, on

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