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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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FOR AUG. 5

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

King of the Road

With NFL camps heating up, check out TheMMQB.com as Peter King's RV tour rolls across the country. At each stop Peter will be posting his impressions and insights for the Postcards from Training Camp video series, sponsored by Gillette Deodorant. This weekend the tour will be in Latrobe, Pa., with the Steelers and in Philadelphia at the Eagles' training ground. If you happen to see the custom MMQB RV, don't hesitate to knock on the door and say hi. And if you can't be there, follow along on Twitter and Instagram @TheMMQB.

TWITTER

Lee Jenkins

(@SI_LeeJenkins)

Kids get to run the bases Sundays at Dodger Stad. Taking longer than usual today because, thanks to [Yasiel] Puig, they're sliding into home.

Jim Trotter

(@SI_JimTrotter)

Ah, I see. You [Bill Belichick] can only be human if one of your players [Aaron Hernandez] is charged with murder. Got it. Thanks.

SI NOW

What's going on with the Florida Gators? Check out SI Now, SI.com's daily live talk show hosted by Maggie Gray, for news, analysis and roundtable conversations with SI writers and guests like Animal Planet's Gator Boys, who stopped by the studio with a few of their scaly friends.

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Back to School

After learning the hard way that dual-threat quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick (right), RG3 and Russell Wilson, who use the read-option, can't be spied with a linebacker or bull-rushed by an end, NFL defensive coaches were left with no choice this off-season but to go back to college to seek enlightenment.

PHOTOERICK W. RASCO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (KING)PHOTOJOHN BIEVER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (KAEPERNICK)FOUR PHOTOS