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March 30, 2015

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VELOCITY: IT RULES THE GAME P. 60 / HOW HITTERS CAN HIT BACK P. 70

MLB PREVIEW '15

MARCH MADNESS

WICHITA STATE

KINGS OF KANSAS!

WHY. NOT. US.

WHY EVERY TEAM HAS REASON TO BELIEVE

(THE ROYALS KNOW THE FEELING)

PLUS

WHY THE BRYCE HARPER HATE?

BY TOM VERDUCCI

P. 82

38 PAGES OF SCOUTING REPORTS

THE BATTERY THAT CHARGES THE ROYALS: SALVADOR PEREZ (LEFT) AND GREG HOLLAND

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY AL TIELEMANS SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDCOVER PHOTO: Al Tielemans/Sports Illustrated (Royals) PHOTOSteven Branscombe/USA Today Sports (Wichita State's Fred Vanvleet) ILLUSTRATION

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