28 Though merely scratching the surface of an era-defining problem, the Mitchell Report on the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs has the potential to change baseball—if baseball lets it
By Tom Verducci
This is an article from the Dec. 24, 2007 issue
Pictures Of the Year 2007
Starting with the cover image of Carroll College's NAIA title victory, each of these photos captures, in a fraction of a second, the significance of the event
6 Leading Off
• The wonderful year of I-AA
• A strange pair talks drug testing
• First Person: Terry Francona
27 Faces in the Crowd
74 Point After
Between the boos and the chants of "Fire Isiah!" everybody at the Garden is doubting Thomas by Jack McCallum
62 The NFL
• Is it time to play the No. 1 pick?
64 The NBA
• The Wizards roll without their star
67 High School Football
• Committing—but only sort of
70 The NHL
• Chicago's Calder-worthy pair
72 College Basketball
• Who needs Kevin Durant?
• Read about Brandon Day and NAIA champ Carroll College (Helena, Mont.) at SI.com/Carroll.
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