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High Notes

Aug. 05, 2013
Aug. 05, 2013

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Aug. 5, 2013

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LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
JOHNNY MANZIEL
THEMMQB.COM
THE GRAHAM BROTHERS
BRONSON ARROYO
  • HE WAS ONCE THE UNLIKELIEST OF IDIOTS IN A BAND OF HEROES THAT MADE HISTORY. NEARLY A DECADE LATER, BRONSON ARROYO IS STILL STANDING, STILL CHILLING TO HIS OWN BEAT, STILL ONE OF THE GAME'S MOST DEPENDABLE INNINGS-EATERS

LAST DAYS OF A-ROD
  • As Alex Rodriguez prepares for yet another humiliation, this one a possible career-ender, it's worth remembering him as you may have forgotten him: the greatest prospect any scout had ever seen who met the promise of his gifts, a tireless worker and learner with as sublime a baseball IQ as there was. So, how could he be so ... dumb?

High Notes

Last week Memphis quarterback Jacob Karam visited nearby St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where the senior met 11-year-old Breanna Bercegeay, a leukemia patient. She had heard Karam playing piano and asked if she could sing along.

This is an article from the Aug. 5, 2013 issue

The result was a moving blend of musical talents. Through her surgical mask, Bree belted out Jessie J's "Price Tag," with Karam (who has been playing piano since he was five) tickling the ivories and singing backup. A YouTube video of the duet went viral. "It allowed her to escape her current situation," Karam says. "She had a great attitude. It put me in a great mood."

Karam, who threw for 14 TDs in 2012, invited Bree to see the Tigers play this fall. They sing the national anthem before those games, right?

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