2008 ::: BASEBALLPREVIEW
This is an article from the March 31, 2008 issue
46 | LUCKY NO.7
Troy Tulowitzki fell to the Rockies in the '05 draft, but only one team thatpassed on him has regrets
By Tom Verducci
• Five moremade-to-order stars
58 | RIVALSRESTOCK
In a shift, the Yankees and Red Sox now do battle in the draft
By Tom Verducci
62 | SCOUTINGREPORTS
Breakdowns of all 30 teams, with lineups, modest proposals and telling stats.SI's prediction: The Tigers will beat the Cubs in the World Series
Memphis forward Joey Dorsey is one of several key players left in the field whohas something to prove
By Grant Wahl
• Davidson's silkysmooth shooter
8 Leading Off
• The darker side of cheerleading
• Analyzing the candidates' brackets
• Bob Knight's new media career
• First Person: Rajon Rondo
28 Faces in theCrowd
30 Just My Type
By Dan Patrick
• The Pack's new quarterback
130 Point After
It's hard to enjoy the piquant touches of Nationals Park knowing the tab thatD.C. paid to build it
By S.L. Price
Sports in RealTime • All the Time • All Free
A Clean Sweep
SI.com has baseball covered all season long, with news, scores and expertanalysis. Weekly highlights include...•Tom Verducci's Inside Baseball columnand mailbag •Jon Heyman's Daily Scoop •John Donovan's Weekly Watch and PowerRankings •Features from Albert Chen, Lee Jenkins, Joe Lemire, Ben Reiter andMelissa Segura •Photo galleries of SI's best shots •Plus analysis from BaseballProspectus and Bill James
COMPLETE BASEBALLCOVERAGE AT SI.COM/BASEBALL
Inside the NBA
Who should avoid whom in the Western Conference playoffs.
The Daily Scoop
Time to assess the season and make picks and predictions.
Inside the NFL
The latest league news, heading into the owners' meetings.
A Great Read,Every Week
Each Friday, SI.com offers readers an exclusive long-form piece called TheBonus. Last week, to mark the 35th anniversary of the designated hitter in theAmerican League, the first DH, Ron Blomberg, and nine others who filled the newrole recounted their memories of what the rule meant and how it all gotstarted.
> See thelatest Bonus at SI.com/thebonus.
Revisit the NCAAtournament's unforgettable stories at the SI Vault, a free and comprehensivedigitized history of the modern sports era.
• 150,000 stories• 2,800 covers • 500,000 photographs • Plus video ... and much more
> Open theVault at SI.com/vault.
AND GET THE LATESTNEWS
SI.com hasup-to-the minute NCAA tournament scores and analysis, plus...
• Daily Q&A's with Seth Davis • Grant Wahl's Five Things We Learned • Photogalleries • On-site reports
> NCAAtournament coverage at SI.com/basketball/ncaa.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER GREGOIRE
INSET COVERS:(Left to right): Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images (Braun); Larry Goren/Icon SMI(Upton); Tom DiPace (Tulowitzki); Damian Strohmeyer (Ellsbury); WinslowTownson/AP (Buchholz); Ed Wolfstein/Icon SMI (Zimmerman)
INSET PHOTO:Robert Beck (Love)
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