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Focus

MAKING AN ICE MOVE INTO THE BOBSLED DRIVER'S SEAT

By Crosbie Cotton

MY KID SISTER CALLS 'EM AS SHE SEES 'EM

By David Noland

Nostalgia

NEAT'S-FOOT OIL: A GLOVE'S BEST FRIEND

By Joseph Monninger

Spotlight

LORI NORWOOD, PENTATHLETE AND RENAISSANCE WOMAN

By Demmie Stathoplos

Books

NEW LIFE FOR AN ANGLING CLASSIC

By Robert H. Boyle

First Person

WHAT'S IN A NAME? PLENTY, IN THE BASEBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA

By Rick Wolff

Fitness

BOULDER: IDEAL TERRAIN FOR TRAINING

By Merrell Noden

The Masters

TRUE BRIT

With a gritty run in the homestretch that began with this bunker shot at the 12th, England's Nick Faldo overtook Raymond Floyd, forced a playoff and won his second consecutive Masters

By Rick Reilly

1950 Vs. 1990

A Tale of Two Eras

Today's players are bigger and stronger, and they make more money. But is the game Bo knows really better than its distant cousin of 40 years ago, when a Duke ruled in Flatbush and Ted Williams was still the king of Swing?

By Peter Gammons

A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME

By Richard Sandomir

Baseball 1990

THE VIEW FROM THE PEN

Out there behind fences and screens and Plexiglas portholes, the denizens of the bullpen live on the fringes of the game, in a peculiar world of their own

The Land of Stupid Dances

AN INTIMATE GUIDE TO LIFE AND LUNACY IN BIG LEAGUE BULLPENS, FROM A PITCHER WHO HAS SEEN THEM ALL

By Dan Quisenberry

Rising to the Top of the Game

RUBEN SIERRA OF THE TEXAS RANGERS WAS A NEAR MVP IN '89—NOT QUITE GOOD ENOUGH FOR 'THE NEXT CLEMENTE'

By Austin Murphy

Chasing The A's

IN BASEBALL'S BEST DIVISION, KANSAS CITY AND CALIFORNIA ARE STILL TRYING TO CATCH OAKLAND

By Tim Kurkjian

The Relief Is Not So Sweet

TO BE A NEW YORK YANKEE WAS DAVE RIGHETTI'S DREAM, BUT LIFE AS A PINSTRIPED RELIEVER HAS BEEN HARSH

By Jill Lieber

It's Up for Grabs

IN THIS DIVISION IN DECLINE, THE BLUE JAYS HAVE THE BEST ARMS, BUT EVERYBODY HAS A CHANCE

By Tim Kurkjian

Every Game Is a Home Game

JOE CARTER, JEERED IN CLEVELAND, WILL BE CHEERED IN SAN DIEGO. BUT HE REALLY JUST PLAYS FOR HIS FAMILY

By Richard Hoffer

Power to The Padres

WITH THE ARRIVAL OF JOE CARTER, SAN DIEGO FINALLY HAS ALL THE GUNS IT NEEDS TO WIN THE WEST

By Steve Wulf

You Can't Keep a Good Man Down

IN 1984, DICKIE THON WAS PARTIALLY BLINDED BY A PITCH, BUT HE REFUSED TO LET BAD LUCK END HIS CAREER

By Ron Fimrite

Spirit of St. Louis

EVEN WHITEY HERZOG IS PICKING THE METS, BUT HE COULD SURPRISE WITH HIS RESHUFFLED CARDS

By Steve Wulf

THE FIRST TO BE FREE

IN 1976, BASEBALL'S FIRST FREE AGENTS LANDED THE BIG, BIG MONEY. LUCKY GUYS. THEY WERE SET FOR LIFE. OR WERE THEY?

By Leigh Montville

Perspective

A PAUSE THAT REFRESHES

Fans let loose during baseball's seventh-inning stretch

By Bruce Anderson

Games

BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL, VIDEO-STYLE

These indoor games let you manage like Earl Weaver and hit like Mickey Mantle

By Matthew J. Costello

On The Scene

THEY'VE GONE TO THE DOGS

Greyhound racing is the game of two elderly sisters

By Bil Gilbert

Design

A BEAUTY'S SECOND LAUNCHING

The newly rebuilt J boat 'Endeavour' is a magnificent reminder of a bygone era

By Duncan Brantley

Sideline

HE WOULDN'T DREAM OF SELLING OUT

This fan collects baseball cards in the pursuit of happiness, not crass cash

By Ben Fong-Torres

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week April 2-8

Compiled by Tim Crothers

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

THE OBLIGATIONS OF FAME

High-paid athletes have duties off the field too

By Steve Wulf

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

SCORECARD

Edited by Craig Neff