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Aug. 05, 2013
Aug. 05, 2013

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Aug. 5, 2013

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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?

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34 | PRO FOOTBALL

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

Life of a Gunner

As training camps open, players with speed and desperation are trying to land a job that's low on security

By Austin Murphy

42 | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The Road Taken

An SI study of top recruits reveals a high number of transfers. Those who moved in high school tend to keep moving

By Luke Winn

50 | BASEBALL

Bronson Arroyo

The Reds' righty is still standing, still chilling to his own beat, still one of the game's most reliable innings-eaters

By Ben Reiter

54 | BASEBALL

The Last Days Of A-Rod

He was once the greatest prospect ever, a tireless worker and learner. So, how could he be so ... dumb ?

By S.L. Price

26

JOHNNY ON THE SPOT

Johnny Manziel is learning that being Johnny Football is a 24/7 gig with many perks but a few pitfalls too

By Andy Staples

2 | SI Digital

4 | Leading Off

10 | The Mail

12 | Editor's Letter

14 | Scorecard

21 | Faces in the Crowd

22 | Just My Type Dan Patrick

Pete Rose thinks it's time to get over it

64 | Point After Inbee Park

How I approach my bid for a Grand Slam

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SI HAS REGIONAL COVERS THIS WEEK: Andrew Hancock (Johnny Manziel), Mike Carlson/Reuters (Alex Rodriguez)

PHOTOANDREW HANCOCK (MANZIEL)PHOTOWINSLOW TOWNSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SPILLMAN)PHOTOSIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (GRAHAM)PHOTOANDY LYONS/GETTY IMAGES (ARROYO)PHOTOJOHN IACONO FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (RODRIGUEZ)