The Lineup

April 11, 2004

DEPARTMENTS

10 Leading Off

18 Catching Up With...

20 Letters
Little sympathy for Kobe Bryant

23 Air and Space
UConn fans can't be in two places at once. Can they? by Steve
Rushin

24 Scorecard
--Spring training with Roger Angell
--Freddy Adu brings out crowds
--Serena: same game, new threads
--The Show: Teamster umpires?

37 Faces in the Crowd

88 The Life of Reilly
Hey, batter, batter, let's hear some chatter by Rick Reilly

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

38 Everybody's Augusta
Not far from the National's hushed greens you'll find a
blue-collar paradise by Michael Bamberger

INSIDE...

86 Baseball
--Pedro Martinez: guile, not heat
--Top free agents on deck

87 Horse Racing
--Derby picture murkier than ever
--Here comes Shakeout Saturday

NCAA FINAL FOUR

46 The Conn Game
With a full-throttle performance from Emeka Okafor, Connecticut
cruised past Georgia Tech to win the title
by Alexander Wolff

BASEBALL

56 Worlds Apart
In 1999 Josh Hamilton and Josh Beckett were drafted 1 and 2. Now
they have 180 degrees of separation
by Jeff Pearlman

HOCKEY

62 Someone Will Be Upset
Favorites often exit early on the road to the Stanley Cup
by Michael Farber

PRO BASKETBALL

66 Chris Crossed
The return of Chris Webber was supposed to boost Sacramento.
Instead, the Kings are struggling
by Jack McCallum

BOOK EXCLUSIVE

70 American Original
A Ted Williams biography ranges across the extraordinary life of
a national icon, and ornery cuss
by Leigh Montvillle

COVER

PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. MCDONOUGH
INSET PHOTO: LESLIE JONES/BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
COVER FLAP PHOTO: JOHN W. MCDONOUGH

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COLOR PHOTO: JOHN BIEVER GRIN AND BEAR IT Chris Webber's return hasn't been all the Kings expected (page 66).

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