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July 23, 2012
July 23, 2012

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July 23, 2012

GOLF PLUS
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THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
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SIX PHOTOSPhotographs by Brad ManginINSTANT GRATIFICATION Since spring training SI contributor Brad Mangin has been snapping pictures at ballparks in the West with his iPhone 4S, using a filter to give them an old-time feel and posting them for his followers (@bmangin) and SI's (@sportsillustrated) on Instagram. Some of those photos are on this spread and the two following. Clockwise from top left: Padres batboy Brett Bower in Oakland on June 16; Giants outfielder Angel Pagan (foreground) and teammates in San Francisco on May 28; AT&T Park under threatening skies on May 3; Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker's son, Darren, preparing to throw out the first pitch of the Reds-Giants game on July 1; a baseball being rubbed up for play by an umpire's attendant in San Francisco on June 30; and Baker at spring training in Phoenix on March 10.SIX PHOTOSPhotographs by Brad ManginBAYBALL When there's not a game at AT&T, there's often one at the Coliseum. Clockwise from top left: Astros catcher Chris Snyder in San Francisco on Sunday; and, in Oakland, Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier on June 21; Red Sox DH David Ortiz on July 4; Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum on June 22; Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz and rookie pitcher Tanner Scheppers (who's obliged to wear a backpack as part of his initiation) on June 7; and Angels outfielders Mike Trout (far left) and Mark Trumbo on May 23.SIX PHOTOSPhotographs by Brad ManginCAN'T TELL THE PLAYERS WITHOUT ... A lineup card was posted in the visitors' dugout before the Brewers-Giants game on May 5. For those scoring at home, the players appearing clockwise from top left are San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera, at AT&T park on June 2; Giants catcher Buster Posey, at home on May 5; Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, in Oakland on July 2; Angels slugger Albert Pujols, at spring training in Tempe, Ariz., on March 13; and Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher, in Oakland on May 27.