The Lineup

June 06, 2004

DEPARTMENTS

4 Leading Off
12 Letters
No indifference to Bonds out there
15 Catching Up With ...
17 Air and Space
A tip of the helmet to Dad, the old blocking back by Steve Rushin
21 Scorecard
--Lacrosse fever sweeps nation
--Gary Barnett's mixed reception
--Notre Dame star wounded in Iraq
--Some curveballs for Ralph Kiner
31 Faces in the Crowd
92 The Life of Reilly
Got a Greek ancestor? Cool! You're in the Olympics! by Rick
Reilly

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

32 Stellar Cast
Idaho offers more trout fishing opportunities than any other
state in the Lower 48 by E.M. Swift

INSIDE...

84 Motor Sports
--Rice wins Indy for Letterman
86 Baseball
--Overbay thriving in Milwaukee
--A hot prospect at ... Princeton?
88 Tennis
--Marat Safin's insane talent
--Al Jazeera covers French Open

NBA PLAYOFFS

42 To Shackle Shaq...
What will it take to stop the Lakers in the Finals? Here are
hints (a few involving the Big You Know Who)
by Jack McCallum

BASEBALL

48 Hitting Bottom
Even great hitters like Derek Jeter have horrific slumps. How do
they fall into one, and how do they get out?
by Tom Verducci

STANLEY CUP FINALS

56 Canada's Team
With Hockey Nation looking on, underdog Calgary and goalie Miikka
Kiprusoff have held off Tampa Bay
by Michael Farber

TRIPLE CROWN

62 Horse for the Course
As he tries to end the 26-year Triple Crown drought, Smarty Jones
has answers for the Belmont's challenges
by Tim Layden

EXTREME SPORTS

66 Skate and Destroy
In the outlaw world of skateboarding in the '80s, fearless
Christian Hosoi was seen as a god. Then he fell
by Karl Taro Greenfeld

COVER
PHOTOGRAPH BY RONALD MARTINEZ/GETTY IMAGES
INSET PHOTOS: SIMON BRUTY (SMARTY JONES); JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (LAKERS)
COVER FLAP PHOTOS: DAWN KISH (FISHING); KIRBY LEE/WIREIMAGE.COM

COLOR PHOTO: LOU CAPOZZOLA (HOCKEY; ICE EXTENDED BY SI IMAGING); SNUFFED FLAME Tampa's Nikolai Khabibulin stopped a shot by Calgary's Ville Nieminen as the NHL finals intensified (page 56). COLOR PHOTO: PAT MYERS

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)