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The Lineup

May 10, 2004
May 10, 2004

Table of Contents
May 10, 2004

Triple Crown
Departments

The Lineup

DEPARTMENTS

This is an article from the May 10, 2004 issue Original Layout

4 Leading Off

12 Letters
Can't get our Phil of Mickelson

15 Air and Space
Al Michaels's voice is everywhere, which is fine by me by Steve
Rushin

17 Scorecard
--Two faces of Jayson Williams
--Londoners watch Beckham sleep
--Andy Roddick, Rome's bravest
--Throwing hardballs at John Kruk

28 Faces in the Crowd

80 The Life of Reilly

I hate thoroughbreds because, well, I can't be one by Rick Reilly

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

30 Semi Tough

In Montana, semipro football tests the mettle of a dedicated band
of players by Josh Elliott

INSIDE...

76 Baseball
--A-Rod's sub fuels hot Rangers
--Who's up, who's down in bigs

78 Motor Sports
--Rookie Kahne moving up fast
--F/1's Button stalks Schumacher

TRIPLE CROWN

38 Smart Money
Smarty Jones silenced skeptics by winning the Kentucky Derby and
collecting a $5 million bonus by Tim Layden

NBA PLAYOFFS

44 The Jefferson Factor
In the Nets-Pistons showdown the difference may be New Jersey's
absurdly athletic Richard Jefferson
by Jack McCallum

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

50 A Star at Last?
Once maddeningly inconsistent, Vincent Lecavalier led Tampa Bay
into the conference finals
by Michael Farber

WORLD'S BIGGEST RIVALRY

54 Cricket Diplomacy
India and Pakistan played a series of matches that promised
better relations--or a burst of violence
by S.L. Price

BASEBALL

64 Mister Softie?
At 73, George Steinbrenner is saying nice things and acting
happier than ever. But nobody's relaxing in Yankeedom
by Tom Verducci

COVER
PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY
INSET PHOTO: HOWARD SCHATZ
COVER FLAP PHOTO: DALE C. SPARTAS

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COLOR PHOTO: BOB MARTIN (EXTENSION BY SI IMAGING) WICKET WAYS Young men in Multan, Pakistan, turn a dusty streetinto a cricket pitch (page 54).