LEADING OFF
NCAA TOURNAMENT: FINAL FOUR
BASEBALL PREVIEW
RADAR LOVE
Fascination with the fastball (a.k.a. smoke, cheese, cheddar, heat, gas) is as old as baseball itself. But now everyone—scouts, fans, Little League dads—is obsessed with differentiating between fast and faster. It's the golden age of speed freaks: one nation, under the gun
AL EAST
This winter the Yanks were rejected and the Rays were rebuilt. But the Red Sox reloaded and are primed to be the beasts of the East
AL CENTRAL
Remember the Comedy Central awash so long in mediocrity and midsized payrolls? It's now a high-rent district—and the Twins rule
AL WEST
The Rangers can score, but can they pitch? The A's can pitch, but can they score? They'll settle those questions in a tight race
NL EAST
Can anyone beat the Phab Phour? With an aging Philadelphia lineup and the Braves improving, the race will be closer than you think
NL CENTRAL
Something's brewing in Milwaukee and the Cards still have Albert, but the Reds, loaded with rising stars, are the class of the division—perhaps for years to come
NL WEST
Three things are certain in the wild West: Games will be taut, the race will be even tighter and the Giants have the pitching to repeat
Point After
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