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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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So far, worth the Price

Back before the draft, a story in Sports Illustrated described agent Scott Boras telling the Nationals that two “50-year players” — the kind of talents that only come around twice a century — would be available to them in 2009 and ’10 in the form of Stephen Strasburg, a 50-year pitcher, and Bryce Harper, a

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Washington chooses its history

Pennants atop the scoreboard Two weeks ago, I drove down to Washington to meet up with two college friends and see the Nationals play the Reds. We’d speculated a couple of weeks before and bought tickets hoping it would be Stephen Strasburg‘s debut. But unlike many Nats fans, we didn’t bitch when the team announced

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Ready to open up the farm

The Minor League season is upon us, with all full-season circuits getting under way today. For the first time in several years, I’ll be at one of those games. I’m heading down the Turnpike to Trenton, where the SeaWolves and Thunder will face off at Waterfront Park. It could be a prospect-filled spring in the

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