Strike two threatens to delay the start of the 1980 baseball season—just as a walkout did in 1972—but our annual preseason issue will be on time. Who will be the stars of the '80s? Ron Fimrite picks the best of the decade ahead, and he and our other baseball experts choose the top teams of 1980 in scouting reports on all four divisions. Walter Iooss Jr.'s masterly photographic essay depicts some of the game's most tranquil and evocative moments, while Jonathan Yardley evokes memories of Baltimore's sublime 79. Plus our regular coverage of the week's news.