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July 21, 2014
July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014

INBOX
LEBRON JAMES
MLB
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NBA

This is an article from the July 21, 2014 issue

36 LeBron James

He returns to the Cavaliers knowing that winning a trophy means more at home

By Lee Jenkins

Departments

2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

12 Inbox

15 Scorecard

31 Faces in The Crowd

32 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: The best player Vin Scully ever saw

68 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: Cleveland learns to love again

MY TOWN MY TEAM

MLB

44 THE ORIOLES

Every team has hope in the cold, random baseball universe. So go O's

By David Simon

• The Brewers by Luke Winn

48 THE TWINS

When is a good time for a debate about Joe Mauer? When isn't?

By Steve Rushin

• The Giants by Chris Ballard

52 THE METS

What keeps fans going to Citi Field? Morbid curiosity, mostly

By Jack Dickey and Sam Page

54 THE PADRES

They don't win often, but they can change ... their uniforms

By Lee Jenkins

The Braves by Thomas Lake

The Mariners by Greg Bishop

The Indians by Mark Bechtel

60 ROGER ANGELL

The best baseball writer in America is, at heart, a fan who cares deeply about the game

By Tom Verducci

ON THE COVER: JOE VAUGHN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY ROB TRINGALIBIRD WATCHING Manny Machado and the Orioles are giving Baltimore reason to believe: They were in first place at the All-Star break.