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Aug. 05, 2013
Aug. 05, 2013

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Aug. 5, 2013

SI.com
LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
JOHNNY MANZIEL
THEMMQB.COM
THE GRAHAM BROTHERS
BRONSON ARROYO
  • HE WAS ONCE THE UNLIKELIEST OF IDIOTS IN A BAND OF HEROES THAT MADE HISTORY. NEARLY A DECADE LATER, BRONSON ARROYO IS STILL STANDING, STILL CHILLING TO HIS OWN BEAT, STILL ONE OF THE GAME'S MOST DEPENDABLE INNINGS-EATERS

LAST DAYS OF A-ROD
  • As Alex Rodriguez prepares for yet another humiliation, this one a possible career-ender, it's worth remembering him as you may have forgotten him: the greatest prospect any scout had ever seen who met the promise of his gifts, a tireless worker and learner with as sublime a baseball IQ as there was. So, how could he be so ... dumb?

HOT | NOT

HOT: Wil Myers

This is an article from the Aug. 5, 2013 issue

The Rays were in fourth when the outfielder debuted on June 18. Since then he has seven homers as Tampa has gone 26--10 to pull within a half game of the AL East lead.

HOT: Streaking Yanks

The U.S. soccer team won its 11th straight, 1--0 over Panama in the Gold Cup final.

HOT: Stat Heads

Sabermetricians rejoice! Topps will begin putting WAR on the backs of some baseball cards.

HOT: Braves Fans

Their team is eight games clear in the NL East—and now Turner Field has a Waffle House. "A rednecks sweetest dream," tweeted Chipper Jones.

NOT: Brandon Moore

The 10-year starter at guard for the Jets retired. Sadly, he'll be best remembered for putting the butt in buttfumble.

NOT:Goodbye, Halos

Losing Albert Pujols for the rest of the season with a foot injury isn't the best way to make up a 12-game deficit.

PHOTORICH SCHULTZ/GETTY IMAGES (MYERS)BREAKOUT PERFORMERPHOTOJAE C. HONG/AP (PUJOLS)